Tinder and Meetup: GOODS ways to meet people?

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Tinder and Meetup: GOODS ways to meet people?

I heard of Tinder last year from my female boss, and didn’t think much of it since there is many a dating/meet up site for the using. One afternoon, I decided to check it out and download the app. I wasn’t too sure of the premise of it but I quickly got the jest of it—you swipe, swipe, swipe your heart out, looking at people in your area’s profiles (but mostly focusing on their pictures of course) then maybe reading what they decide to boast about or if you have similar friends as it uses your Facebook to sign up. Every swipe, whether you swipe right on the shirtless six pack fella or swipe left on the other side of the spectrum, is anonymous, unless you find a match. Finding a match means that you both swiped right on each other and now have the opportunity to chat with each other.

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Very exciting indeed when this happens and that’s where the addiction comes into play—at times you are a little iffy about positively swiping on a profile, not wondering if they are truly your type or if they would be interested in you and so forth, later to decide “Whatever. I’ll just swipe right” then find yourself surprised that that very person swiped you also. One can only wonder if half of the people really do find you attractive or not or have other intentions. Meetup on the other hand is less physically inclined and gathers people from different backgrounds/areas together for various meet ups to do anything from midnight hiking to clubbing downtown. This one seems to focus more on activities that help one get out there, meet people and have a good time doing it. With both apps/sites, they are excellent ways to meet people depending on what you yourself are looking for. Take for instance Tinder. Tinder is geared more towards the younger generation, with hooking up being its main focus (whether they want to admit it or not) whereas Meetup seems to be geared more towards the older crowd or even those new in town that want activities to do while meeting people. There’s a huge decision at hand, to swipe or not? –

Tymisha Blunt

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