But research about how and why people are using dating sites and apps is all over the place and often contradictory. The University of Chicago has your back,” writes Caitlin Dewey in . For now, the verdict is apparently still out as to how many colleges students are searching for which kind of companionship on Tinder.
At least some are getting a little free food out of it, though.
“A hookup can be a one-night stand or the beginning of seeing each other or the start of a committed romantic relationship.
It’s not impossible that casual romantic encounters might morph into friendships, Paul said, but for students “to look at these apps through just those friendships seems like a little bit of a stretch.” Also, Paul noted, it’s entirely possible that students weren’t entirely forthcoming with their answers.
“Not many people want to admit they’re on Tinder, but somehow they have millions of subscribers.” But wouldn’t those same characteristics -- people your age with similar interests, ages and attributes -- make college campuses just as accommodating for seekers of romance?
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 with student loan debt, so much so, that the crushing weight of monthly loan payments come before finding love (or something like it).
However, Tinder isn't the only free dating app on the market; here are five equally free and convenient dating apps geared toward college students.
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