The majority (58%) said that they've never even gone on a date using the popular apps.
The dating world is quite similar to movies and TV shows where you literally cannot go anywhere without finding a hot person to hook up with. I tried online dating very briefly, and it was horrifying.
That’s not to say it can’t be heartbreaking, because it usually is. If you want to be prepared for what’s to come, you should keep reading. If he doesn’t call you back, it’s because he doesn’t want to. Growing up, I was stoked about dating in my 20s because I thought that guys in their 20s would be so mature. As you and your friends get older, serious relationships become more serious.
I’ll be real with you guys – here are 20 things no one ever tells you about in your 20s. If he blows off plans, it’s because he doesn’t want to see you. You don’t just talk about getting married – people actually go out and get freakin’ married. I thought everything would be better if I met someone.
"I think people use [Tinder] for random hookups rather than [finding] friends -- but say it's for 'friends' so they aren't judged," she told CNNMoney.
According to Jason Helfstein, Internet analyst at Oppenheimer & Co., it doesn't really matter why students are using the app, there's still "value" in it for Tinder -- and Match Group. "It helps people connect with the concept of Internet dating," he said, noting that as people start to look for more serious relationships "they'll generally drift toward other services." Those services, like Match.com, offer paid subscriptions.