This means that 19 out of 20 profiles on these sites are either past members who aren’t around anymore, or non-paying members who can’t respond.OKCupid was acquired by Match in 2011, and that article has since been taken down (for obvious reasons).Ok, everyone is abuzz about it, and I know I’m late to the party. Basically it’s a location-based app that pulls info from your Facebook to create your profile, and then pulls up ‘matches’ that meet your age/sex/location criteria.But the other day, I said to my productivity, “Hey, workflow, let’s take an unexpected 2 hour break and check this sucker out.” For anyone who doesn’t yet know what I’m talking about, ‘this sucker’ is Tinder: a ‘dating’ app that’s like if (remember that?! All you see of these potential matches are a few photos, any mutual friends or interests (according to your FB profile) and one tagline. The fact that you can tell when someone is “less than a mile away” made me believe that I was one mis-swipe away from ending up in some guy named Xenon’s trunk never to be seen again all because he had a cheeky tagline and a photo of a puppy in his profile pic. What started out as an experiment got me thinking about what this app says about dating in general.
And Match is a bit too obvious after Shultz agreed to model for the site as a favor for a high-positioned pal there. That’s the number of applicants League founder Amanda Bradford’s had since bringing her app to Gotham last month. (Where you went to school and what you do are two of the most important factors in gaining admittance.) A team of seven employees has final approval over the top-tier user base.
A few years ago, OKCupid calculated that 96.25% of e Harmony’s profiles are inactive, using numbers provided by e Harmony themselves.
Match was only marginally better, coming in at 93.1% inactive.
For Thatcher Shultz, finding the right dating app is nearly as difficult as finding the right girl.
Tinder is “awful, just a mess, a waste of time,” laments the 31-year-old CEO and founder of an online automotive business.