"Traditionally, you'd roll up to a bar, have a couple of drinks and take a chance.
With Tinder, you can glean a bit from their information and you meet them somewhere like a busy bar, so it's not too awkward or spooky." His most recent date was with a woman he'd connected with prior to his nine-month relationship.
Jan declined to be interviewed, but Hannah says her mum had tried online dating in the past and found it too arduous.
And while she'd never declared that she was lonely or wanted to find someone, Hannah sensed she'd like to be in a relationship.
Everyone likes the outdoors, laughing, travelling, a glass of wine with their friends.
They're all looking for someone kind, down-to-earth, intelligent, with a good sense of humour.
Online dating technology is evolving, fuelled by sexed-up 20-somethings furiously swiping left."I think earlier on there was an idea of it as a hook-up-type site, but I think everybody sees it as not just a grubby site specifically for sexual liaisons.Now, it's a little bit edgy but still credible in terms of meeting someone on it,." he says.They all post photos with pets, on boats, with a drink, disguising their flaws and looking as hot as possible.The stigma once attached to online dating has gone."Based on the people I know on Tinder, it is a little less serious, more 'lets hook up and have sex'." IN PRAISE OF TINDER Not so, says Hamish Aitcheson, a Tinder-using 57-year-old father of two.