You swipe based on your attractions, and conversation can determine the rest.
I started using it in the winter, and I must have sorted through thousands of guys.
Also, my very close friend met her boyfriend of nearly two years who she now lives with on there, so there are definitely some people on there for serious stuff."-Lea, 28"I used Tinder to find dates.
Nothing much ever came from it, but I met some really interesting people and always had a positive date experience (even if I didn't end up making a romantic connection or going on a second date after that).
When I did get a match, all the messages were really impersonal, so I preferred not to respond. After a month, I realized that I needed more of a personal connection and so I left."-Sara*, 26"When I was on it, I was trying to use it for dates, but I found it insanely hard to try and get to know someone.
Either guys would message you with the classic sex request, or those who I actually talked to would get bored and eventually just drop the conversation.
I did meet two guys on there whom I dated for about a month each, but then I had to end things with them because I got back together with my ex-boyfriend (whom I met at work).
I was definitely not looking for meaningless sex on there, and I didn't get the vibe that anyone I went out with was either.While I don't doubt that they're true to the experiences of those quoted (though I wouldn't be surprised if some of the guys exaggerated a bit), they're a far cry from my own experience with Tinder.In fact, I have never in my life had a Tinder hookup — only dates.Based on their responses, it looks like it's about 50/50.Here's how millennials are using Tinder according to my own interviews:"The person I'm hanging out with at present from Tinder uses a few different dating apps, has met up with about 12 women from online dating sites over the past year or two, and met his last girlfriend on Tinder.You simply don't answer messages from guys that are like "wanna hook up? I went on about five dates and I never felt like the guys were just trying to hook up. Of course, I got some weird messages here and there, but nothing horrific that I couldn't laugh over with friends" - Michelle, 28"I used it for about a month, scrolling through the men and women.