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We’re sure that when Tinder was first released, it was done so with the idea that the app makers would pretty much be saving the dating world – helping people find love without having to go to bar after bar to find someone they fancy. The first thing questionable about the app is that you’re immediately judging someone on their profile photo before swiping left or right.

They were ready to become cupid and they thought they’d had it mastered. This automatically puts into a person’s head that dating is only successful on immediate attraction.

We’re expecting an even bigger spike during winter’s cuffing season.

The most popular of all the dating apps, 2017 has seen the numbers of Tinder’s paid users rocketing, with 476,000 singletons subscribing for premium access – and the year isn’t even over yet.

That’s more than enough to convince someone that perhaps the dating world isn’t really for them.

While admittedly, Tinder was a great idea, I think that’s all it’ll ever be.

Not only does it force you to make a swift judgement on a person, it also makes you feel pressured into competing with all of the other people on Tinder.

And let me just say, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with online dating. You can think about what you’re saying before typing it out, a great alternative to endless word vomit on a first date. At least with Facebook if you share a connection with someone you can always find their profile to keep in touch – but if your Tinder match suddenly decides you’re not for them, you can simply be unmatched without explanation, and you may never find them on the app again.

Because sexual conversation happens so much on the app that it’s expected.

This may suit some people, but for those small handful of people actually searching for love, it can be pretty offputting. I mean, imagine you’ve got this idea of falling head over heels with someone and having a relationship more romantic than that in The Notebook – and then you match with 32-year-old Gary, who’d rather send you a picture of his genitals than ask what your hopes and dreams are.

Nothing serious, there’s no need to get to know the person, if you’re both lusting after one another go crazy.

But this happens so often that people – though not all – begin to assume that maybe that’s all the app’s good for.

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