Tinder and other apps like Hinge, JSwipe, and Grindr don't ask users to create detailed personal profiles with information on profession, body type, or political views.Profiles include only a few photos, age, and a short self-summary.She either ignored or declined interest from men who said they were only interested in hook-ups, or casual sex.

“Whereas most dating sites have that pressure-filled moment when you create a profile, Tinder is much more relaxed.” She says it worked for her because she could use it to plan to meet up for a casual meal, drink, or movie.

“Tinder works for busy people, because it is what you make of it,” she says.

On Tinder, pictures of people appear, and with the swipe of a finger you can say "like" or "no thanks." The other person never knows if you don’t "like" or "reject" them.

You only get notified if you both express interest.

“We realized after meeting on Tinder that we actually knew a lot of the same people and had a lot of the same interests,” she says.

“I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t get the app.

The apps generate profiles from users’ Facebook pages. Plus, you can filter matches based on gender, age, and distance.

This process may seem superficial, but singles waste less time poring over lots and lots of data, Mosser says.

It uses GPS technology so you can see profiles of singles nearby.

Mosser, a teacher working in Indianapolis, used the app for a month and met her current boyfriend. “I liked Tinder because the only way you ever matched up with a person was if it was mutually agreed upon,” she says.

However you contact a potential date, spend less time scrutinizing profiles and set up an in-person meeting to find out if you're compatible, ben-David says.