Since the beginning of time, love has remained one of the biggest motivators of people throughout the world. While some fell in love and got their feelings reciprocated, many others fell for someone to fall further into a deep abyss of sadness called unrequited love. Many writers have written on love and/or the lack thereof. While Dante’s poetry on not having his love reciprocated is one of the most commonly read-out passages of history in the world, the Italian artist Leonardo Da Vinci’s depiction of his own beloved – the Mona Lisa – is known as “the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world.” Therefore, it comes as no surprise that people all over the world revere love as one of the most impactful and strongest feelings a person can feel.
If there is one thing that has changed the world as much as love, it is the internet. Credible research has shown that over five billion people use the internet. That is much more than half of all the people living on this light blue speck in the universe we call the Earth! Over thirty-five billion devices are currently connected to the global network. That number is a hundred times bigger than the number of all the humans living within the borders of this great country.
The point being is both the internet and love are extremely important phenomena. Today, we are going to be talking about the combination of both of these phenomena – dating apps.
What Are Dating Apps?
Dating apps, as the term implies, are applications that help people connect for a variety of purposes. The most common purpose is to meet a potential romantic partner. Another way it is used is to generate connections for casual hookups. Yet another use of dating apps is to simply make friends. People of all genders can match with people of all genders on these apps. Even though all kinds of relationships and sexualities are facilitated by dating apps, some are more famous for certain sexualities and/or relationships than others.
Without further ado, let us delve deeper into the phenomena of dating apps:
Tinder is the most famous dating app. Although you can make romantic as well platonic connections on it, it is mostly used for casual hookups. It has three paid versions and one free version. Unsurprisingly, people use the unpaid version the most frequently. The paid versions are Tinder Plus, Tinder Gold, and Tinder Platinum.
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Grindr is one of the most used apps in the world. Although it has been used by people of all genders and sexualities, over the years, it has gained fame for being the penultimate dating app for homosexual, bisexual, queer, and trans folks. It is also famous for the explicit photo-sharing happening on it. Like the apps mentioned above, it also has an unpaid version as well as paid features. The paid ones are known as Grindr XTRA and Grindr Unlimited.
Like Grindr, this app also targets people of the queer, bisexual, and homosexual communities. However, there is one big difference: its audience is exclusively women as the app’s name suggests as well. As you would expect from a platform that only serves a gender minority, the app is big on women empowerment and gender quality. Like all of the apps mentioned in this article, this app also has an unpaid version as well as paid versions. There are two paid versions in total – HER Premium Gold and HER Premium Platinum.
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