Just because there is way to make something easy through using technology, it does not mean that it’s necessarily a good idea.Tinder is another nail in the coffin of western civilisation. They don’t even know that’s what they’re doing, but really they’re just giving teenagers ways to have sex.”SEX, LIES, AND SOCIAL MEDIAIf you’re between 8 and 18, you spend more than 11 hours a day plugged into an electronic device.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and new dating apps like Tinder, Grindr, and Blendr have increasingly become key players in social interactions, both online and IRL (in real life).Combined with unprecedented easy access to the unreal world of Internet porn, the result is a situation that has drastically affected gender roles for young people.My picture is out there popping onto girls’ phones and if we both swipe right, then, ta da!You are matched, which fills you with a warm sense of satisfaction approximate to about an eighth of the feeling you get when you catch the eye of someone pretty and just know. And is it just me or has every girl in London been to that festival in India where everyone throws paint about? You had me at the picture of you with Michael Portillo. The generic blurred picture of you in a nightclub with a cocktail that was clearly so expensive you thought you better record it for posterity. My adventure into the Tinder vortex taught me many things.And with that, your correspondent would like to say that he made his excuses and left…
This year, 81 percent of Internet-using teenagers in America reported that they are active on social-networking sites, more than ever before.
And yet, she hoped it would somehow be like the Lana Del Rey song. The guy she was supposed to meet that day—the guy from Tinder, the dating app kids were using to hook up—“I know, like, five guys who’ve done it; girls use it too, but they pretend like they don’t”—he was cute and had tattoos on his arms. She “hearted” his picture, and within a few minutes he had hearted hers, and then they were instantly texting.“Ur hot,” he wrote. WHEELING IN THE BITCHES“Gotta wheel the bitches in.
Gotta wheel the bitches in,” said the teenage boy on a city bus in New York. There are so many apps and shit that just, like, hand you the girls.
They don’t even have to be together, and often they are not.
“You can be sitting in class getting a boner ’cause some girl is texting you that she wants to suck your dick,” said a boy in L. “It’s kind of distracting.”As quickly as new social media appears, teens seem to find ways to use it to have sex, often sex devoid of even any pretense of emotional intimacy. Two hundred bucks.” And then there is Tinder, where kids can meet each other on their phones. “Even people who get in a relationship, it usually starts with a hookup.” Which can mean anything from making out to having sex.
You no longer have to pay for a drink before scanning a nightclub, compiling a mental list of those around you: ‘yes, no, no, no, yes, hell yes, no, no, both at the same or neither’, etc.