College online dating sites
The site repeatedly stresses that it is 100 percent discreet. It has a system like that of Ok Cupid (albeit more advanced) where a user is given questionnaires to determine their compatibility to another user.
Ashley Madison, though one of the best free dating sites was banned in Singapore due to public outcry. After the assessment, a user is judged and then matched with a perfect partner.
I think that’s just a sign of being open to whatever happens, happens.” On a statistically useless, purely anecdotal level, platonic Tinder use has been attempted. “I’ve never heard of a successful case of someone using a dating site like that,” said Yoseph Radding, a senior at Michigan State University and co-creator of the app Lyke Me, which aims to succeed where dating apps have apparently failed by connecting people with similar interests and hopefully forming long-lasting friendships.
“Not many people want to admit they’re on Tinder, but somehow they have millions of subscribers.” But wouldn’t those same characteristics -- people your age with similar interests, ages and attributes -- make college campuses just as accommodating for seekers of romance?Only 20 percent of the 200 students surveyed by campus jobs start-up Way Up said they used the app for casual sex, and less than a third said they were looking for a significant other. At least a few people are indeed looking for friends on Tinder, Paul said, which she knows because she’s met some of them, but they weren’t college students. Two hundred students isn’t a very large pool -- the app is estimated to have 50 million subscribers -- and is this even a question students would answer honestly?“They were having trouble visualizing any alternative to the party-centered hookup culture that exists ….
Dating apps and sites provide an alternative.” As to whether they might be using those apps to find friends, Bogle said categories and definitions are so blurry that it’s definitely a possibility.
“I find it a little bit of a stretch of reality that they’re looking for friends -- with that agenda -- with this app,” she said.