While I've had my share of ridiculous, pointless come-ons, I've also met men interested in real dating.
In the past year, I've dated two different men that I met on Tinder. Our first date was in a left-wing cooperative bookstore and cafe.
With no relatives nearby to watch my son, my dating life is restricted to Monday nights and alternate weekends.
The schedule makes intimacy difficult and the dating (and mating) dance tends to be, well, not very easy.
In my late 40s, I never thought I would turn to a "hook-up" app for romance. After my marriage of 12 years ended, I spent most of the past decade building a successful career that allowed me the time and flexibility I needed to raise my son and assembling a close-knit circle of friends.
Although my ex-husband and I co-parent our now 12-year old son, my son spends 75% of his time at my home.
However, I am also someone who enjoys dating and believes it's possible to date I've learned a lot about using a dating app.
There is an ego boost to swiping right on someone you find attractive, and learning that they find you attractive as well.
Many say they're getting exactly what they want and need.
" At first, her disclosure strikes you as too much information.
But then it gets you thinking: You're single, too — what could be so bad about a casual night in bed with someone you like but don't love?
Is that a deplorably manipulative state of affairs?
Possibly — until you stop to consider how many of us are comfortable with being unpartnered but how few of us are willing to remain untouched.