This was a hard experiment for me to do. When I first heard about Tinder, I was in no way interested in downloading the app, let alone participating in it. Why? Because it seemed like a juvenile approach to "dating" and I didn't see how it could really benefit anyone. Why would I want someone that I have never met before to strike up a conversation with me just because I happened to like his picture, too? Awkward. What are you even supposed to talk about?
In an effort to better understand my generation and their new "cool" apps, I decided to do a little experiment. What would happen if I downloaded the app and started using it? Would I become more superficial with guys? Would my self esteem drop a few points because I wasn't getting a decent number of matches? Here's what ended up happening to me:
I do understand that some people use it for different purposes than finding a date and I also understand that others use it to try to find the love of their life. I'm not judging either way of using the app, but I do know now that I'm going to stick with real life to find a date. Granted, I never intended to find a date with this app, but maybe a more information based dating site would be better. You can judge someone by their political views or something instead.