read and for the singles reading this have likely had firsthand experience of modern day hook-up, I mean dating, culture. Forget the date, say what you want and within a few hours you could be having sex. Long term users of gay dating apps who engage in instant hook-ups based solely on proximity and a snapshot image can, over time, experience severe burnout. And because the only options for a users interests are male, female, and male or female, anyone in search of a trans, genderqueer, agender, or other non-binary partner have to play a painstaking guessing game. Interestingly, the results showed that men were just as affected by women, if not more.
So in the strictest sense, sure, Tinder is gay, lesbian, and bisexual friendly (assuming youre cisgender more on that below). Profile headlines and descriptions were hyper-sexual or all-out prejudiced: No pecs no sex, Blow me now!, No Asians, No fems, No fatties and No oldies. And if the evolution of Grindr that Ive seen is anything to go by, then brace yourselves for extremely bad behaviour, a lack of humanity and blatant objectification. Tinder almost literally gives no f*cks. Yes, I know this. Because the only options for gender identification are male and female, a whole swath of the lgbtqia community is summarily discounted. The dates I do go on are, by and large, not great. But a plethora of anecdotal evidence suggests that whether owing to app glitches, user error (or intentional creepiness or the relatively small lgbtqia userbase Tinder will show you people outside of your selected preference with aggravating frequency. Trends in dating apps gay speed dating glasgow to connect profiles to other social media platforms like LinkedIn or Facebook are a start, but eventually app developers may find that those looking for love need a more immersive experience of the other person. And if its not exactly love youre looking for, theres always Craigslist. While theres no obvious solution, particularly with the addictive nature of these apps, the experts I chatted with believe theres still hope.
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