Dating apps have revolutionized the way people look for romantic partners. They are an easy way to meet new people and often result in a romantic relationship. The apps are convenient and discreet, sometimes leading to the wrong kind of relationships.
The apps allow people to meet people outside their social circle, which often results in people meeting someone they wouldn’t have met otherwise. Online dating apps can also result in shallow relationships as people may spend a lot of time looking at pictures and not enough time getting to know each other.
As human beings, we’re social creatures, and we take comfort in our families and communities. Dating apps allow us to expand our communities, and, in exchange, give us comfort by giving us companionship and help to find love.
Even better than that is allowing our children the ability to expand their communities and have access to companionship and help find love.
But, as with everything, there’s an upside and downside. The upside is that dating apps like Tinder and Bumble have made finding love much easier. The downside is they’ve also made ending relationships easier, and, in some extreme cases, dangerous.
Dating apps have lowered the bar to finding love. You can swipe right or left on potential suitors in mere seconds and pick from a group of potential partners that are (mostly) well dressed, have decent jobs, and are (mostly) single. You don’t have to wait for the right opportunity, and the fear that you won’t be asked out like the other kids in high school is nonexistent.