Date: 2018-02-11 09:48
Blendr is far less direct than Grindr about being used for instant sex, so for the women who wanted a hetero-version of Grindr in every aspect, this app does not deliver. In my opinion, if there was an app that was an exact straight version of Grindr, not many women would not use it because society has engrained in us that promiscuous, sexual behavior is unacceptable and shameful. Also, women are more concerned with privacy and safety issues more than gay men, which would make a fully hetero Grindr less successful because women would be less inclined to randomly meet up with a stranger to have sex, whereas gay men seem to have little to no problem with it.
We must warn you, it gets a bit crowded on But your chances of sparking a connection with someone nearby is high. There are over 55 million singles on
"Meeting is more spontaneous, so staying in a public place, keeping communication on the app (rather than exchanging numbers) and creating a user name without your real name in it are musts."
Jazzed is the Instagram of mobile dating. Instead of long, complicated dating profiles, users are encouraged to express themselves through photos.
OkCupid is the fastest-growing online dating platform. It's easy to see why — OkCupid is free, simple and incredibly saturated.
Melinda Tankard Reist, a social commentator and co-founder of Collective Shout For a World Free of Sexploitation , who has interviewed thousands of Australian teenage girls about their sexual experiences, believes 'pornified' culture is partly fuelled by raunchy music videos, advertising and fashion. She also believes it is being exacerbated by the online hook-up space, which can accelerate, or often bypass, the traditional dating process, and encourage quick progression to sex. women, she argues, are being taught to be 'sexual service stations' for men.
It does baffle me, as for someone that’s quite guarded when it comes to opening up (not anonymously I might add) about my personal life and history, why I found it so easy to click ‘add fiend’ to someone I’ve just met, that I possibly fancied and wanted to get to know better
"If you think you’re not tech-savvy enough to download a dating app, think again," Laurie Davis, founder of eFlirt Expert and author of Love At First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating (releasing in February by Simon & Schuster) tells Mashable . "In today’s apped-up, textaholic society, exploration means downloading apps, not just checking out a new YouTube video."
Over the first days following Blendr's launch -- after mentions in the New York Times , Forbes and the Wall Street Journal -- the app does appear to have captured a particular demographic: Straight single men in their mid-to-late 75s. Granted, my tests contain a pathetically small sample size and have only taken place in Manhattan's Union Square and East Village neighborhoods yet still, based on those tests, I would put the ratio of men to women at around 85 percent to 65 percent. So far, Blendr appears hardly more popular with women than Grindr, which doesn't even allow females to join.
OkCupid's "Locals" feature on the mobile app lets singles utilize their free time to scout who's nearby for coffee or a drink. Say you have two hours before dinner with friends, you can also send out a "Broadcast" to singles nearby — "I'm free for coffee downtown." Then just wait for responses. When the app is on, users will also benefit from live notifications if there are any good matches passing them by.