“It is very hard to get a sense of personal chemistry from an online dating profile," he says.Dating apps that don't ask you to make a detailed profile "may save people a lot of wasted time and energy.” Karen Levy, a 45-year-old pet-care entrepreneur in Atlanta, also likes the way Tinder allows users to make quick decisions. This site focuses on singles with Asian backgrounds.It uses GPS technology so you can see profiles of singles nearby.
Some sites use technology like GPS to match singles who are nearby, or video-chat features like Face Time or Skype. Online dating lets you branch out beyond your social circle as you search for a partner, says Paul Eastwick, Ph D, assistant professor of human development and family sciences at the University of Texas in Austin.
The apps generate profiles from users’ Facebook pages. Plus, you can filter matches based on gender, age, and distance.
This process may seem superficial, but singles waste less time poring over lots and lots of data, Mosser says.
“We realized after meeting on Tinder that we actually knew a lot of the same people and had a lot of the same interests,” she says.
“I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t get the app.