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In theory, dating apps are simply a way to meet potential love or sex partners.
These smartphone-dwelling matchmakers can even facilitate experimentation, helping users code for and discover what they want from another person in any given moment.
Sick of typical dating but still wanting to take the guesswork out of meeting people, she started to feel like she had to settle.
“I’ve held onto Tinder because it’s used more internationally,” she says.
“I used to travel abroad alone for work a lot and would just get super bored.
Yet, where Tinder acts as a gateway app for some daters (from which they move onto apps more aligned with their specific desires), for others it remains the best of the bunch.
When Samantha Karjala started using apps to meet more people in her small Northeastern town, she was annoyed at what they implied.
“I think I most enjoyed the bios, because it really shows what people think is important enough to say in a few words.” Her bio was a Nicki Minaj lyric that she says, “sparked a lot of conversations”—including one with the guy who would later become her husband.