That same research showed that Badoo and Tinder are the most popular dating apps worldwide, Badoo being number one in 21 countries and Tinder in 18.So because of technology something that used to be seen as something that was a bit ‘shady’ or a desperate last resort, became something socially accepted and common behaviour.Actually, personal ads were no longer merely used to find a husband or wife, but also to simply look for companionship.Soldiers fighting abroad during a war used personal ads to look for pen pals for instance.With the introduction of smartphones and their applications (apps) online dating became even easier, and more importantly, more socially accepted.
The first woman to ever place a personal ad was Helen Morrison.
Tinder and Badoo are easily accessible apps and can be used by anyone, no matter your gender, age or sexual preferences, but there is more to find in the world of dating apps than just Tinder and Badoo.
There are dating apps that focus on smaller communities, trying to connect people on certain common values or interests, for instance marginalised groups like homosexuals, ethnic minorities, but also elite groups, millionaires or extremely successful businessmen and -women.
In the US you can subscribe to meet people with the same political views as you (dating website for Donald Trump supporters and Bernie Sanders supporters).
Just a little search on the internet will give you many different kinds of dating apps, such as dating apps for dog-owners, for beard-owners and beard lovers, and apps created by existing organizations, such as a meat company launching a dating app for meat lovers.
Based on this information, you can either swipe the profile to the right if you like them or to the left if you don’t.