She is a CBC contributor who writes and reports on the relationship between people and technology.That's because Tinder, famous for putting potential love connections right at its users' fingertips, has been keeping its new, elite service under wraps for the last six months.And while that's all great and dandy, it doesn't help much when you're looking for some real commitment.Sure there are success stories, but the odds are generally not in your favour. Booze is a worthy and loving partner on many occasions (it's even helped us dump our fair share of scumbags).
Do it on the streetcar if you must, but there’s no reason to feel shy about looking for love on your i Phone.After all, Tinder was originally just Grindr for straight people.These days, the “swipe right if you like” ease of the dating app has made it a go-to for the gay community as well — here in Toronto, Grindr is now considered more of a hookup app, whereas Tinder is more for gays looking for more serious relationships.Why Try It: Well, it lets you find people who you’d like to continue talking to for more than 24 hours. Then you’ll play a little guessing game:“Let’s see if you can guess Alexandra’s all-time favourite food…”“Is Timothy a pole dancer or a physician? And if you discover that you really “get” someone...well, maybe asking that Toronto single out for drinks would be a lovely idea.Why Try It: Because now you can quickly find the Toronto singles who you somehow “get” -- based on nothing more than their pictures.Everyone’s doing it — even some of us right here at Vv Magazine.