Design is an aesthetic property of an object that implies its function. A door tells you how to use it by the way it looks; there’s a knob that you can push, pull or turn. And with dating apps, too, the design helps people interpret how to use it. The built-in properties of Tinder and other apps makes it easy for users to spark a conversation – but just as easy to never follow up, or “ghost” a person, explains Timmermans.
But according to a study by Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Lubbock hookup app most users are mostly-just-swiping, and only 50 percent of Tinder users have actually met one or more of their matches
In her research on Tinder, Timmermans asked anonymous survey respondents about how they use the app. “Losing all contact with the person of interest has become so normalized that most of the respondents wrote that ‘ghosting is a part of online dating,’” says Timmermans. „Why Can’t I Find a Date Already?“ weiterlesen