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Can Tinder Help You Find "The One?"

Three young people weigh in on this dating app's ability to find love.

Source: Mika Baumeister

Let’s face it, the dating scene has completely changed.

With the rise of social media and the ever-persistent Coronavirus pandemic, it’s become a lot more common these days to try and look for love on an app than it is IRL. At first, apps like Tinder made it seem so easy to find the love of your life in just a few quick swipes. But as more and more people begin to use Tinder, the question is...

Does it really work?

I spoke with three different app users to learn about their personal experiences with it.

"It gives you a better real-world perspective."
Hannah Robinson

After a nasty breakup, Hannah decided to download Tinder not knowing what she would find. Soon after, her opinion on dating apps completely changed.

Q: When you first downloaded Tinder, what exactly were you looking for?

A: Let’s be real, I was looking for validation from men. Goal-wise I was kind of just on there to see what happened. I had never been on there [before] so I didn’t really have a point to it.

Eventually Hannah would match with someone who would later become her boyfriend.

Q: When you first matched, what was going through your head?