We think people need to stop railing on Tinder now. The app has had its ups-and-downs ranging from good natured fun Tinder matches to not-so-fun and dangerous threats to safety. We can’t make light of the latter but, all in all, we believe online dating is a force for good.
Considering that online dating is matchmaking as much as, and maybe more than, other people introducing mutual friends, it’s time to stop resisting the future.
The problem isn’t Tinder, the problem is the people. And even that being the case, there are loads of amazing alternative dating sites to fit your lifestyle and ethics!
So okay, let’s say you meet someone that could be a future spouse. They’re one of your Tinder matches, doesn’t that mean that they have the impression that you’re only down for a hook-up?
Potentially, but that’s not such a bad thing.
Marriage is an outdated institution, that’s just a fact. It doesn’t mean it’s bad, necessarily, it’s just not necessary like people used to think is was.
There’s a reason millennials aren’t getting married and it’s called ‘having options’.
“Marriage used to be the beginning of a relationship, now it’s the finale and I actually think we’re going to see more stable partnerships and marriages”.
“The vast majority of people on the internet, even on Tinder, are looking for a long-term committed relationship”.
Our brains are programmed to look for long-term romantic love. That’s not biological, that’s societal programming. Dating apps are just alternative means of attaining these partnerships.
If anything, the sacrality of marriage will start to re-emerge as young people spend more time vetting their Tinder matches for marriage material.
No longer will anyone have to settle for a life-partner. People now have the time to discover themselves and what they want, not just jump into a marriage because of societal pressures.