Has internet dating changed society
Tinder started in September 2012 as the first dating app featuring the swipe mechanism.Tinder uses your geographical position to find other singles in your neighbourhood and shows you their profiles which consist of a picture, a name, age and distance.It was seen as a last resort for people with no other means of finding someone, for instance because they had no family of parents to arrange their matrimony (Cocks, 2009).
A research from 2015 by the BBC showed that the dating app Tinder was the 10th most popular lifestyle app in Canada that year and the 15th most popular one in the US.The famous opening line of Jane Austen's (1813) classic book 'Pride and Prejudice' runs as follows: The expressed sentiment illustrates that the characters in the book, like most people, are much occupied with finding a partner, to attain things like love, stability or security.A partner in the time of Jane Austen was usually handpicked or at least approved of by the parents.She was even sent to an asylum by the government for four weeks, for it was believed she was mentally unstable.
A century later society had changed and placing a personal ad had become acknowledged as a reasonably normal way to get in touch with potential partners.
I will now discuss a few different dating apps in a more detailed way to see what their aim is, who they’re aimed at and how they use specific values or interest to attract people from the same community.