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TOPIC: Tinder

Tinder 06 Nov 2016 20:36 #10844

  • Minjung.K
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I strongly believe that most of college students have used Tinder or have an account on Tinder. Tinder is an online dating app. Some people use Tinder to find a bf or gf. Using dating online apps is pretty common in this country. In my country, South Korea, have plenty of dating apps. But people normally doesn't realize that there's such an apps. In my opinion, Asians are conservative that they don't want to expose themselves to people and online community. However, generation Z (birth 1990s-2010s) are open to social media. They also volunteer themselves to be exposed on online such as Facebook and Instagram to be famous. Asians always feel uncomfortable to have conversation face to face in generation Z unless they are close to each other or they know well each other. Having a conversation on online is alternative way to avoid uncomfortable feelings. Now a days, many people look for BF from the online dating apps because it's more awkward to meet face to face at first.
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Tinder 06 Nov 2016 23:50 #10861

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My friends always check Tinder and look for someone who would hang out, but not for finding a boyfriend or girlfriend seriously. I think Tinder or that kind of apps are mostly used as meeting a new people for company that just for a night or a day. However, I agree with you that Asians are usually shy that don't prefer to meet new people face to face, so these kinds of apps are very helpful for them and could help their personalities.
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Tinder 08 Nov 2016 12:47 #10864

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I agree with you that dating face to face is awkward. I myself have a tinder account and I use it to keep myself busy and conversing with someone. In person it is hard for me to make friends; online it is much easier to connect with someone online. When conversing online I also notice that I am able to express myself more freely rather than in person due to comfort purposes. Online I keep my personal life private yet I reach out to people freely.
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Tinder 08 Nov 2016 18:34 #10871

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I think that Tinder is primarily used for flings in the United States. I know a lot of people who use it to meet people to hang out with for a short period of time. I can't speak on behalf of non-American Asians, but I believe that Asians in the United States use Tinder for the same reason that everyone else uses it. I think that in a way Tinder, Instagram, Facebook, etc. take away from millennial's social skills. While it provides an easy way around the uncomfortable aspects of dating, it prevents people from getting outside of their comfort zone and the internet also makes it really easy to pretend to be someone that you are not.
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Tinder 12 Nov 2016 11:25 #10894

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Hey Minjun K. I agree with your post, many people here in the U.S use apps or websites such as Tinder,and OK Cupid I am from South America, and Tinder is huge there too, but I was surprised when people here told me about the other apps.
I think a lot of people use them, but not everyone accepts it openly. I tried Tinder but then felt embarrassed and like kind of desperate and erased it. It was too sexual and aggressive for me.
I also think it is really exhausting and boring to go out and find people to date; I would really prefer to meet them online first, which I think is weird but I also think that is how things work these days.
Something that has caught my attention lately is how much people care about followers. The other day I met a guy and one of the first things he said was : " what is your IG? I like to see people's social media and follower number before going out with them. I don't go out with people with less than 10k."
How awful is that? I felt so bad for the guy I was like oh no. But then at the same time, I wouldn't want to go out with someone with a lame IG. Mass media is affecting the way we communicate with others and the way we see others.
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