Since the launch of Tinder back in 2012, and with people bored of long drawn out profiles and endless messaging back and forth on traditional dating sites, there is no denying that dating apps are now the go-to method if you want to meet someone online these days.
And whether it’s something deep and meaningful you’re after or a hassle-free hook up, there’s a dating app for you.
No problem, ‘app’ him up the next day to continue the conversation. Double The dating app as seen on Dragon’s Den, Double takes the awkwardness out of that first date by allowing you to bring a friend – even the profiles are plus one.
Certainly more relaxed than an intense one on one – allowing for the fact that four people are organised enough to sync there diaries, which cancels me out. Happn While most apps are often seen as poor imitations of Tinder, Happn seems to be the one that’s created a niche of its own and by connecting you with people you ‘cross in the street’, it adds an element of real life fate to the impersonal world of virtual dating.
Jennifer Aubrey and Siobhan Smith have found that between genders there are minimal differences when it comes to behavior and frequency in hookups; on the other hand, women still face a harder social stigma, on account of the fact that their social status decreases with increased sexual partners, while men's social status increases with more sexual partners. Currier, she explores how the phrase "hooking up" conveys different meanings depending on whether a man or woman uses it when describing their sexual encounters; furthermore, Currier notes that men use "hooking up" to emphasize their masculinity and heterosexuality whereas women use the phrase to preserve their femininity by being strategically ambiguous in order to downplay their sexual desires.