One of the most interesting ways to spark a conversation with a couple is to ask how they met. Maybe they were introduced at work, or perhaps they were set up by friends. But more and more often, the answer is a one-word meet-cute: Online. Case in point: According to a study by The Knot , 17 percent of brides met their future spouses through dating apps. To navigate new digital territory, we consulted a dating pro. Unfortunately, apps like Tinder created the swiping phenomenon and the false hope you can meet a great match instantly through the so-called hook-up culture.
The stigma toward dating apps is fading, and these apps are quickly becoming the normal way to meet and connect with other single people. Tinder is one of the most famous dating apps out there, and the obvious first choice on our list of the best dating apps. As successful as it is at forming long-distance relationships and successful marriages , Tinder has long been accused of changing dating into some form of hookup game.
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