Users swipe right on a picture if they're interested and left if they're not.If two people express mutual interest, they can send each other messages and go from there.A recent New York Times article indicated that the smartphone app processes more than a billion swipes left and right each day.“Tinder is a great way to meet girls,” one college student said.“For Tinder, it's not only a dating site, it's a way of meeting new people, seeing different walks of life,” another user said.Other dating apps include Grouper, which organizes group dates for users.But there can also be a dark side to letting your smart phone play matchmaker.Tinder is one of the most popular dating apps with more than 10 million daily users.Called "hyper personal interaction," it is well documented that people disclose personal details at double the rate the normally would when they are online.What results is a false sense of intimacy between two people, and while this feeling may aid the romantic connection promised by dating services, it can equally result in misunderstandings.
Mary Aiken sees herself as a bulwark against the commercialism of romantic encounters.
But do you know what sites your kids visit or who they talk to online?
The Internet brims with ideas, people, and experiences.
Mobile apps are taking over online dating and have become a multi-billion dollar industry.
The apps link people up with potential love interests in their area and can be used for romance, casual encounters and friendships.