Dating is, perhaps, the only activity you get a reputation for being good at by being bad at it.
Whether on purpose or not, Hinge has eliminated one of the downsides of online dating, that sense that, in a bottomless ocean, there is always a better, prettier fish to be found. Your only pictures are your Facebook profile pictures.
Still, this reporter has not yet met anyone who has ever gone on a Hinge date. The first has to do with the social minefield that comes from a dating pool only made up of one’s friends-of-friends. Your only interests are the Facebook pages you Like.
This is another reason Tinder is popular with women: It lets them be just as shallow about online dating as men traditionally have been.
Like Snapchat, Tinder has a reputation for being all about sexting – which is quickly disproven by using it.
According to the Awl’s Tinder glossary, these people are known as “indiscriminate narcissists,” but you can’t argue with results.