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How to Survive Tinder and the Dating Apocalypse

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Re: How to Survive Tinder and the Dating Apocalypse

Postby tango42 » 14 Nov 2015, 11:14

I know a couple that met on Tinder and are now married.

It's just another way to meet people. What you do with them after you meet them is still up to you. If you are looking for a lifetime partner, then decide if this is the one after you meet them. If you are looking to hook up for a one night stand, then decide after you meet them. Some people are looking for a partner, some people are just looking for sex. It's the same now as it's been for thousands of years.

Apps are just another way to meet people and do whatever you would of done anyway after you meet them. Two thousand years ago, it was the village matchmaker, today, it is the smartphone app matchmaker.
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Re: How to Survive Tinder and the Dating Apocalypse

Postby diakka » 15 Nov 2015, 18:53

triceratopses wrote:Alas all the cute ones on there are 'active', just not with 99% of the people who contact them. They're picky and they have a large selection of lean guys who look horrible naked but good in expensive clothing.

If you're "above average looking" I don't understand why you don't go clubbing or stand in a crowded place.. girls will talk to you, and you'll know you're on the right track when people start asking to take pics with you.


Like I said before, I use any avenue that gets results. Not a big fan of drinking, but I do go to bars and clubs on occasion and have met girls that way. But it just seemed to me that the average quality of girls that I met on dating apps just seemed to be far below that of the ones I met in my daily life, so I was wondering if anyone else had noticed the same thing.
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Re: How to Survive Tinder and the Dating Apocalypse

Postby RickRooney » 15 Nov 2015, 19:05

Did u hear that? Just go and stand outside BRUh.
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Re: How to Survive Tinder and the Dating Apocalypse

Postby ehophi » 18 Dec 2015, 07:53

Tinder is probably great for the Taiwanese dating process, which is basically involves men chasing (追) some handful of Taiwanese women, and then said Taiwanese women picking the richest, most presentable male among what they could attract to help spawn and raise their 1.1 children each.

It probably explains why it's beating the pants off of homegrown apps like Paktor and iPair. Literally, Paktor's advertisement sells the lie that Taiwanese men will get to fuck models if they use it:



For some reason, they used some acquaintance of mine for this other one. I didn't even know he was an actor.



But, both of them are totally worthless, just nonfunctional, buggy pay-to-play apps. The major US apps are all being sold under an IPO called The Match Group, so don't be surprised if, in five years, you're OKCuplentyoftinderfishing with some universal IAC app that knows your deepest, pervy past, and then gets hacked so that everyone can know what cads we men are.
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Re: How to Survive Tinder and the Dating Apocalypse

Postby NonTocareLeTete » 22 Dec 2015, 09:59

=) It's kind of hard to put up with your unceasing optimism. Do people ever get annoyed at you for being so cheerful?
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Re: How to Survive Tinder and the Dating Apocalypse

Postby ehophi » 07 Jan 2016, 14:57

NonTocareLeTete wrote:=) It's kind of hard to put up with your unceasing optimism. Do people ever get annoyed at you for being so cheerful?


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Re: How to Survive Tinder and the Dating Apocalypse

Postby paperjohn » 08 Jan 2016, 13:13

Can someone explair Paktor...it literally sucks cause you gotta pay to see their messages and you cant reply without paying 999 per month.
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Re: How to Survive Tinder and the Dating Apocalypse

Postby ehophi » 09 Jan 2016, 14:19

paperjohn wrote:Can someone explain Paktor...it literally sucks cause you gotta pay to see their messages and you cant reply without paying 999 per month.


Interestingly, I can. There are basically two means of revenue for apps: ad revenue and pay-to-play (which includes "freemium" service). It turns out that the greatest source of revenue for most apps is the latter, not the former, so various copycat apps have been thrown up in an attempt to grab certain populations of users.

Most of these apps are unoriginal from a programming perspective. In fact, a good many of them literally lift the exact same code and make minor graphical redesigns and rearrangements. That said, companies (like whoever green-lights Paktor) see the development of a dating app as a cash grab opportunity. Their business model is to get women (or men advertising women for prostitution) to post profiles, which they then use to lure male users, who will be most likely to pay for the chance to chat with said profiles. The key term is "profiles." In most cases, you have no idea whether the person on the other end is whom they present themselves to be. FGAS and other modest deceptions on the female end aside, a substantial portion of female users are turned off rather quickly by the dick brigade that they face once they set up their profiles, and most abandon dating sites and apps inside of forty-five days (if I remember correctly). But, most users of profile sites and apps don't delete their profiles once they're tired of using them; instead, they just stop logging in. That amounts to handing a company data for it to turn around and use as the aforementioned lure. It's all pretty scummy, and in Paktor's case, all for a 2% turnaround.

It's not just Paktor, either. Tinder recently eliminated its feature that showed when users were last online, namely so that it could make it impossible to tell who the active and inactive users were, and thus increase the amount of time that active users spend on the app (sending even more messages that will never be read).

"But, what about reviews? Wouldn't they worry that people would begin criticizing their app, thus discouraging customers from downloading it?"

Honestly, reviews on sites like Google Play or the App Store have been made into a market all its own. Companies (in India) receive money from app developers to bump their download rates, positive review counts, and even positive written reviews so that they appear more prominently on app download sites. Some companies advertise their apps on other apps, promising temporary freemium service on the other apps in exchange for downloads of their own apps. Thus, the only way now to judge the quality of an app with any accuracy is to read the negative reviews only, and to survey the nature of their complaints. Paktor isn't exactly shining.
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