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Rizom - April,2018
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The Dating Scene Pt 1

Hello everyone, welcome to the dating scene part 1! Where we will be discussing the good, bad and the dirty truths behind dating in 2019. Think there are any positives in a world of constant objectification and where no one wants a committed relationship? That's right there are some people who might consider a relationship, but the chances of that are so seldom at this point. In this article we will see how the current generations are meeting people. 

You would think you would simple go out with some friends and meet other people and boom grab someone's number like back in the day, but nope. Today so many people are becoming more reserved about people coming up to them that they turn to finding someone over digital media. That's right, in a time where we can literally go outside and meet someone, people are turning to their mobile devices to find the perfect partner. The top dating apps out there that people are using are: Tinder, Hinge, OK Cupid, Plenty of Fish, and Bumble. Seeing how I needed to write an article I decided to try them all out for myself with the addition of a few others which didn't work correctly. 

Tinder:


Previously one of the top dating apps to swipe and find a match instantly has become saturated with bots (fake accounts that spam people) and they aren't exactly worth the time. Tinder also limits the amount of swipes you can do now and if you want more per day you need to become a member and pay a significant fee. Definitely not worth it in 2019 with all of the bots.

Ranking 4/10


Hinge:


One of the newer platforms for dating and I would say there are a lot of real users on the platform.  It is generally a good platform that you can like something about someone and you can write them a message. Hinge also has a small window for the amount of likes/messages you can send out. You can also pay for a membership and take your chances. I decided to give it a shot since I thought it was one of the better platforms. 

Ranking: 8/10


OK Cupid:


A site that I would say is more used for the potential of hooking up has been getting some updates to mix in the wants of everyone. A site where you can answer questions and see the responses of others can get pretty intense when the questions are very open to the public and can be very intimate questions/answers. One example is: Do you like to be the one getting tied up or the one to be tying the other person. So OKC can get very real very fast. They also have a paid membership to send unlimited messages to those who have a paid account. You can still talk to and meet with what I'd say normal individuals, but you might also run into the occasional hook-up situation.

Ranking: 6/10


Plenty Of Fish:


I would say just like Tinder, it has become a former version of itself. With most of the individuals basically selling themselves off, it can be a very tricky place to navigate. With many of the accounts being fake or bots, it is frustrating trying to message a real authentic human being on the platform. Not sure if they offer a paid service or not because I logged off of it really quick. 

Ranking 2/10

Bumble:


Bumble is a version of tinder that give the women the upper hand. Women have a difficult time with harassment especially with the hookup generation. With Bumble it allows women to take control and have all of the control over who they want to date. It is the same style of swiping of tinder, but it is a great platform for women trying to find the right guy.

Ranking: 9/10


Overall, I would have to give myself up to Hinge as the digital service provider to find my next significant other. 
Tune in for part 2 where I tell you how my first Hinge date went. 





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