One really cool app is Bumble, which I only heard about recently; but the best thing about this app is that it requires girls to make the first move and talk to the guy, or else the “connection” ominously disappears forever; very cool, empowering, and just goes to show that the opportunities are endless.
It’s easy for us to cancel on people, juggle a number of partners at once, and always think about who we could be missing out on.
This relates to something called choice-overload theory, which explains that the more choices we have, the less likely we are to be satisfied with any single decision that we make.
This is a very real psychological issue of our generation; in simple terms, we’re always living with FOMO.
But the tools might not always be the best option, and what’s worse is that they could take out the fun of meeting people and fostering relationships with the people around you.
While you’re searching for your soul (or weekend) mate, make sure to take a step back and evaluate what you want and how you can make the process simple.
You don’t have to keep swiping if you take some time to look up from your phone.
“We met online and really hit it off” is by no means embarrassing, but many feel it just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
And let’s not forget that it can be very weird to find out that the person you spent your Friday night with through Tinder, actually sits two rows in front of you in Chemistry lecture.
If it were, matchmaking would not be such a profitable industry.
Most of us would love a cute coffee shop or library encounter that will give us a great story to tell like in the movies.
It has evolved from just a part of our personal and social lives, to a massive opportunity-turned industry for people of all ages. Gone are the days of twiddling your thumbs, waiting to find a way to ask the perfect guy/girl out on a date.