Dating game back in two and two
Mobile dating went mainstream about five years ago; by 2012 it was overtaking online dating.
“I always make a point of disclosing I’m not looking for anything serious.
Her friends smirk, not looking up.“Tinder sucks,” they say. At a booth in the back, three handsome twentysomething guys in button-downs are having beers.
They are Dan, Alex, and Marty, budding investment bankers at the same financial firm, which recruited Alex and Marty straight from an Ivy League campus.
The app Tinder, which helps users browse all the single people in one area, has turned dating at Sochi into its own sport with skiers Joss Christensen, Gus Kenworthy and Nick Goepper admitting to using it Swiping to the left means not interested, swiping to the right is a yes.
If two people swipe to the right on each other's profiles, they are automatically connected to a private chatroom where further information can be Goepper, 19, who today asked Taylor Swift via Twitter to be his Valentine's Day date upon his return from Sochi, said that he keeps his 'options open' when using the app. There are some cuties on there There was a point where I had to be like OK, this is way too distracting.
“It’s like ordering Seamless,” says Dan, the investment banker, referring to the online food-delivery service.