Those who mutually rate each other at a four or higher will get introduced via email.
Others describe Tinder as convenient and fun, and possibly a route to a relationship — but there are obstacles.
“A lot of guys will message just terrible things, right off the bat,” said Maddie Forshee, a 21-year-old-student in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Young adults, ages 18 to 24, traditionally haven’t been big online daters.
They haven’t had much of a need because they are typically surrounded by other young, single people, whether at work or school, said Aaron Smith, associate research director with the Pew Research Center.
The true intentions (“trints”), which can range from “let’s talk” to “coffee” to “romance” to “hookup,” aren’t revealed unless there is a successful match.