Dating apps enable us to do things we have never done before and are now often created to fit into a specific (sub)culture.This article discusses several dating apps using theories regarding globalization.
Tinder started in September 2012 as the first dating app featuring the swipe mechanism.
Tinder uses your geographical position to find other singles in your neighbourhood and shows you their profiles which consist of a picture, a name, age and distance.
The amount of and diversity in dating apps has expanded immensely over the last few years.
There are for instance dating sites you can only subscribe to if you have attained a certain educational level, or look a certain way.
Based on this information, you can either swipe the profile to the right if you like them or to the left if you don’t.