Popular dating sites for college students
(ASU is a partner with Slate and New America in Future Tense.) Sure, using Tinder came with some mildly negative and not-so-mildly awkward experiences.
But freshman year, I also met my first college boyfriend on the app.
This was almost five times the number of users as the second most popular app, Bumble, which was used by 17.3% of people.
ABODO revealed that Zoosk and Ok Cupid were the least popular apps amongst US college students, with usage rates only amounting to 2.3% and 1.8%.
Especially at large schools, it’s hard to get to know people in college.
It’s exhausting and weird to evaluate a human being so quickly and with such little information.
For those of us who feel lost in unfamiliar social situations, that can mean a lot.
In its Tuesday announcement, Tinder U bills itself as the ticket to a “study buddy,” “coffee date on the quad,” or “the coolest crowd on campus.” These are lofty promises.
And it also feels a little degrading knowing that you’re being evaluated that way.
But, to be fair, this consumption-oriented, superficial college dating didn’t begin with Tinder.