After admitting that this is “new and fairly unusual territory for us” in a recent article titled “Match Me If You Can: Comparing and rating dating apps and sites for boomers,” the ratings giant went about the meticulous work of dispassionately reporting the results of a survey of about 115,000 subscribers in meticulous detail. And a handy guide to dating lingo such as “Netflix and chill” (in case you didn’t know, it’s slang for coming over to have sex) and “Tinderella” (a “twist on Cinderella; popular with male Tinder users to describe the perfect match”) for newbies. Heidi Raschke is the living and arts editor of Next Avenue.
Your tech-support provider might not be able to fix your shattered smartphone, but at least she won’t shatter your heart.
However there are also plenty of people using Tinder just for hook-ups.has carved out a reputation as the best online dating site for marriage-minded singles to find their true match, and reviewers say it's well-deserved.The site's long, detailed compatibility test serves two important purposes: It helps users go beyond looks to find someone well matched for their personality, and it makes the site less appealing for scammers or anyone just looking for a fling. Even the highest ranking site — the free Ok Cupid — received a reader score of 56, which basically translates to “meh.” (Runners up: Tinder, with a 52; Grindr, with a 52 and Plenty Of Fish, with a 50.; all are also free.) Or as the story dispassionately puts it: Respondents “gave online dating sites the lowest satisfaction scores Consumer Reports has ever seen for services rendered — lower even than for tech-support providers.” But is that really Tinder’s fault?This article is reprinted by permission from Next Avenue.org, © 2017 Twin Cities Public Television, Inc.