The truth is, no app embodies the “necessary evil” aspect of swiping the way Tinder does.
And it’s not even Tinder’s fault: As a pioneer of the current dating app format, Tinder’s utter ubiquity means everyone has an opinion about it.
We met on a dating app and it’s less a product of my creativity and more a product of my generation.
I’m a millennial and that’s how we meet each other.” (The special is funny and you should watch it.)Statistically speaking, there’s plenty of evidence that dating apps work—especially for those among us whose endgame is meeting a long-term partner.
She used Tinder and Bumble for regular dating, but hated the experience.It describes itself as a place to “meet open-minded couples and singles near you,” making it the premiere app for unicorns and those who want a more openly kink-friendly app experience.While that may sound pretty niche, Veronica*, 35, who lives in Queens, says Feeld became her favorite dating app.They provide a way to meet people on a user’s own schedule, which potentially democratizes the whole dating process. Carrie Bradshaw was clearly a con artist.) To look at it from a distance, the future of dating is easy and great! If dating apps are supposed to take the headache out of trying to meet someone, it's not a good sign that so many daters consider them a necessary evil at best and just plain evil at worst.Iliza Shlesinger, in her new Netflix special, , has a bit about online dating.So given the evidence, and the fact that it’s totally okay to think dating online sucks and still do it anyway, I wanted to know: Which apps come most recommended by people who fuckin’ hate to date? Some of their answers won’t surprise you—even if their reasoning does—while other options are refreshingly new.For many modern daters, the name “Tinder" should be accompanied by the Darth Vader theme song.I downloaded Tinder for the first time in Buenos Aires because I wanted to practice my Spanish.Even if I don’t go out with anyone, at the very least it’s entertaining to scope out people in foreign cities.”Feeld is an app for people who know what they want.“When you say you went on a Tinder date, most people expect you had sex with the person,” she says.“It’s a bummer, because I used it to meet cool people to expand my dating pool, which was helpful with the radius feature on Tinder.” She says that, despite some annoying responses from dudes, she was just out of a relationship and wanted to stick with using the app.