Dating sites are now steering you toward people who have similar tastes in movies, music, religion and education, " Bartz said.
"We even matched two people in Antarctica."Unlike traditional dating sites, Tinder does not have profiles that tell you what a person likes to do, wants in a mate or information on height, weight, religion, children or political preferences.
(There is a small "about" section on Tinder which is optional.
Most are blank.) On Tinder if you like a person's photograph you swipe right, if not, you swipe left.
And unlike other dating sites you can't communicate with a person on Tinder unless you both swiped yes to each other.
(On you can write to anyone.)I decided to try Tinder.
As a Baby Boomer it was probably not the best choice because Tinder is mainly used by Millennials.But as a person living in New York City, fewer is relative and Tinder is free.And I liked the idea of not having to reading profiles; because after reading hundreds of online profiles you realize they are depressingly similar and yes, dare I say it, boring.When my marriage ended 11 years ago, I went online. They loved to ski, surf, go to the theater, travel to exotic places, go for walks on the beach, run marathons and read. "People present themselves in the best light online," he said. So I signed up for Match.com, which has more than 21.5 million subscribers. One woman wrote me, "Unlike Popeye, I am NOT what I am but if nothing else I am kind and compassionate and to top it off I am interesting and exciting." None of the women on Match were boring. Philip Muskin, Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, is not surprised. But with 87 million singles in the United States and nearly 40 million dating online, it seemed a good way to meet someone.