Got to be honest — I’ve never used Tinder in my life but I don’t know anyone male or female who doesn’t consider it a hookup app. In much of the world, it is there simply to connect horny backpackers and prostitutes and their punters. I can’t imagine looking for romance that way. It’s the sort of place that only a dick pic collector gets any real excitement from.
I am a fan of internet dating in general and I think there are places to forge real connections and yes, sadly, the guys who joke about mustache rides turn up in those places too… just nowhere near as often as on Tinder.