For better or for worse, Tinder is a dating app popular among college students.Testimonials reported by USA Today seem to suggest that dates resulting from the matches on the app, much like those initiated through physical person-to-person interactions, can go either way.Part of the Tinder charm is its simplicity – swipe right if you're interested, and left if you're not – but that simplicity can be a double-edged sword, resulting in superficial matches.Another explanation for the app's popularity might be due to the fact that it's free; college students are already bogged down with student loan debt, so much so, that the crushing weight of monthly loan payments come before finding love (or something like it).Those who hooked up were more likely to be involved in dating and romantic relationships compared to their counterparts.Hooking up does not appear to substitute for dating and romantic relationships for those who hook up. reporter Alex Williams, who argues in his article "The End of Courtship?
Men, “as the minority, hold more power in the sexual marketplace,” and they use it to promote a culture of casual sex on campus.
Breaking those rules could jeopardize the professor's job.
If you're at an institution where there aren't official rules about dating, there are most likely some guidelines or unofficial community expectations. Is it OK to date a professor, so long as you're not in one of his or her classes?
Furthermore, unlike Tinder, users can filter searches – from class year to gender to even college major.
Coffee Meets Bagel is built on the idea of everyone's favorite quick date idea: grabbing a coffee.