Wednesday 25 April 2018

Mary O'Conor: The Tinder generation's new meaning of cyber sex

The dating app may sound like the perfect way to find Mr Right Now, but there are serious pitfalls, writes Mary O'Conor

Singer and actor Hillary Duff
Singer and actor Hillary Duff
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio

Mary O'Conor

With modern technology in a constant state of evolution, we are continually being given new options as to how to meet and, indeed, how to mate. I'm in the US at present where the Tinder debate is raging.

This was sparked by an article written by Nancy Jo Sales in this month's issue of Vanity Fair which criticised Tinder and gave numerous examples of people hooking up for casual sex without any thought of a relationship.

Ms Sales also stated on Twitter that 30pc of the men on Tinder were married, a figure subsequently disputed by Tinder employees, who said that only 1.7pc of their users are married.

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