But it seems like an increasing amount of users these days aren't finding love so much as experiencing horrifying encounters with uncouth strangers.
Horror stories of online dating are freckling the Internet now, with people speaking out about their experiences more than ever before.
With those, you will send a few messages back and forth before he invites you for a drink.
You will put on some mascara, plunge out into the snow, meet a stranger, and after an hour of slightly stilted conversation, he will grab the check.
Here are 14 horrific Tinder dates gone so very wrong.
These stories will make you second-guess swiping right ever again.
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She described meeting her biological father for the first time at age 19 and being gradually overtaken by lust for him.
She recalled being so wracked by disgust and shame after the second time they had oral sex that she dry-heaved over the toilet in his bathroom.
I tell all my single girlfriends to give online dating a try. Your inbox will fill with notes from 19-year-olds in the ‘burbs, 40-somethings who find your taste in music “refreshing,” addled idiots writing “id fck u,” and a handful of age-appropriate, nice-looking guys who can string some sentences together and like to cook.
You set up a profile, pick some cute photos, write something witty about the things that you love (Beyonce, Hillary Clinton, Battlestar Galactica), list some books you like, and then sit back, kick your feet up, and wait for the messages to roll in.