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To think Tinder is not just for casual sex?

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Haffdonga Fri 15-Jan-16 22:20:55

DS (19) tells me that Tinder is used by the vast majority under 30s (both sexes) only for casual sex rather than finding a relationship.

Please tell him.

arethereanyleftatall Fri 15-Jan-16 22:22:07

I thought that was what tinder was for?

Gruntfuttock Fri 15-Jan-16 22:23:30

I thought the same as your son.

MsVestibule Fri 15-Jan-16 22:24:50

That's always the impression I've had of Tinder! I would think that the paid for sites are for people looking for something a bit more long term. In theory, anyway.

Haffdonga Fri 15-Jan-16 22:25:48

Oh, and he wont believe you whatever you say because you are allover 40 so wont know anyway, even though you agree with him

BossWitch Fri 15-Jan-16 22:26:11

I think that's pretty much true now, although I don't think it started like that. I have friends who are getting married next year who met on tinder and swear that they weren't just on there looking for a shag but do we believe them?

BossWitch Fri 15-Jan-16 22:27:07

I am not over 40!

Justanotherlurker Fri 15-Jan-16 22:27:13

Nope your son is right, that's the reason why it was initially set up.

TheSecondViola Fri 15-Jan-16 22:27:21

I'm under 40 and he's right.

remembermewhen Fri 15-Jan-16 22:30:45

I'm 32..
Tinder is for shagging !!!!!!

Chicagomd Fri 15-Jan-16 22:30:52

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Headmelt Fri 15-Jan-16 22:31:09

Of course your ds is right op. Absolutely no one over the age of 30 has sex any more so why else would they need to use Tinder winkgrin

TotalPerspectiveVortex Fri 15-Jan-16 22:31:36

I'm under 30 and was under the impression tinder is for hookups. ie casual sex.

Kewcumber Fri 15-Jan-16 22:31:52

I thought it was (50 here)

Chicagomd Fri 15-Jan-16 22:32:01

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MaximumVolume Fri 15-Jan-16 22:32:12

I think it's for casual sex. I'm early 30s but have never used it!

SirBoobAlot Fri 15-Jan-16 22:32:27

I'm in my 20s.

He's right though.

How did this conversation come about? which one of you is trying to get laid

AyeAmarok Fri 15-Jan-16 22:34:13

I know people who have used it for shagging, and people who have been looking for LTR and met people and started very happy relationships.

So I'm on the fence. But I think it must be hard to find relationships since so many adjust assume it's a shagfest.

I guess those not looking for just sex would need to make that clear upfront?

JohnLuther Fri 15-Jan-16 22:35:08

I know two couples who met through Tinder...

Haffdonga Fri 15-Jan-16 22:37:19

OP's DS here-
Just to clarify, I am aware there are people of all ages using it and for many purposes I was more talking about the average user.

Its good to be proved right, mum only believes mumsnet anyway.

Crispbutty Fri 15-Jan-16 22:41:40

I would say deluded women use it thinking it could lead to a relationship and men use it to find these women and use them for a free shag.

Justanotherlurker Fri 15-Jan-16 22:45:52

Is it just me or is this beginning to look like more of a thread where the DS is the one more horrified of who has recently opened a tinder account?


Haffdonga Fri 15-Jan-16 22:47:57

Crispbutty that's kind of what I was trying to say to ds.

DS thinks those women know what Tinder's all about but somehow think it wont happen to them.

PS. DS wants to point out he is not in any way condoning this. (This stems from a conversation about thebehaviour of a friend of his.)

Haffdonga Fri 15-Jan-16 22:48:49

Not me wink

Chattymummyhere Fri 15-Jan-16 22:50:22

Tinder is for sex just like grinder.

I thought all people knew that.

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