We’ve listed seven matchmaking apps that college students are using now.
Here’s where Cupid’s arrow is flying in 2013: Tinder - Probably the buzziest dating app out there, Tinder is like a location-based “hot or not” for the i Phone or Android.
“I find it a little bit of a stretch of reality that they’re looking for friends -- with that agenda -- with this app,” she said.
Students are already surrounded by loads of people their own age with similar interests and plenty of opportunity to interact, she explained -- a near-perfect petri dish for incubating friendships.
However, according to the University of Arkansas, some websites use false advertisements.
More than half of college students in a recent survey said they were using Tinder and other dating apps (but mostly Tinder) to find friends, not hookups. “That seems a little bit of a stretch,” said Aditi Paul, a Ph. candidate at Michigan State University whose research has found online daters tend to break up faster and more often and are less likely to end up married than their off-line counterparts.Current well-known online dating websites include Match.com, okcupid, and datemyschool.Match.com, known for their advertisement phrase, “1 in every 5 relationships starts on an online dating site,” started in 1995.Pew also reported that 18 percent of young people aged 18 to 29 use online dating."The Harvard Crimson" reported that college students are increasingly using online dating, particularly when they wish to avoid the bar scene and get into a committed relationship.