They've moved from handwritten letters in the 18th century to text messages in the 21st.There’s no avoiding technology when it comes to dating.
Online dating has, for many, become a mainstay of meeting new potential romantic partners, whether looking for casual dating, serious dating or even a marital partner.
Until relatively recently, people met potential partners through friends, family, school and other shared activities.
The truth is that, unlike the blatant intention of say a Shaadi.com, Tinder is a cesspool of intentions.
People are on Tinder for different reasons: to meet new people, find their soul mate, hook up, network, date, gain affirmation of their attractiveness, satiate their curiosity, or to tide over cuffing season (the time between Christmas and Valentine’s Day) when they can’t stand the thought of being alone.
Men have struggled with this challenge since the beginning of time: What to do after a stellar first date?
It was not so many years ago that a gentleman was expected to show his appreciation to a young lady after the first date by sending flowers or candy.
Dating sites like and mobile dating apps like Tinder see people of all ages (over 18, of course) using their services.
The number of 55- to 64-year-olds using this form of dating service has doubled in the past three years, according to Pew Research Center.
A friend of mine — in her thirties, looking to get married — somehow matches only with men looking for one-night stands.
Another friend — fresh out of a divorce, looking for a casual relationship but not commitment — matches only with call girls.
You may not be as savvy as someone who has been in the dating scene for a decade, so brush up on your texting skills.