We’ve listed seven matchmaking apps that college students are using now.
Here’s where Cupid’s arrow is flying in 2013: Tinder - Probably the buzziest dating app out there, Tinder is like a location-based “hot or not” for the i Phone or Android.
It can be pretty hard to find the time and energy to meet someone when you’re trying to juggle classes, work, friends and of course studying.
Some students are able to manage all of these tasks and find the time to test the dating waters the old fashioned way.
If they have flagged you as well, the app will alert you and you can message each other and, perhaps, put the app’s title into motion." data-reactid="31"Bang With Friends - No subtlety here, either: Connect your Facebook account to BWF and choose which of your friends you’d be interested in spending the night with.
These apps are available first (or only) on smartphones; rely heavily on serendipity and the immediate proximity of fellow users; and deliver quick acceptance or dismissal, rather than courtships gamed out over lengthy questionnaires that are aimed at predicting longer-term compatibility.
The apps are also more geared toward short-term hookups than the traditional dating sites.
The app has attracted some scrutiny for seemingly providing minors a safe space to sext and send lewd photos; mostly, though, it’s being used for picture messaging between friends, flirts and faraway couples." data-reactid="33"Snapchat - Not technically for dating, but certainly an app that has been used to facilitate it, Snapchat is the megapopular photo-messaging service that allows Android and i Phone users to send each other pictures and videos that disappear forever after a designated amount of time (10 seconds is the maximum length).
The app has attracted some scrutiny for seemingly providing minors a safe space to sext and send lewd photos; mostly, though, it’s being used for picture messaging between friends, flirts and faraway couples.