If you’re a single 20-something in London, you’re probably on Tinder.If you’re not a single 20-something in London, you’ve probably suffered through at least one demonstration of Tinder from your excitable single 20-something friends, desperate to show you what it’s all about.And then there are the free online dating services. Here are a few tips to pick the free online dating service that’s right!You put up a profile, you peruse their profiles, all for less than the price of… Two of the more popular sites are Plenty of Fish and Ok Cupid. As you can tell, I personally prefer Ok Cupid as my free online dating service of choice.One does not have to be gainfully employed, approved for a credit card, or even in the same country to masquerade as your next perfect match.My male friends in particular have narrowly escaped being victims of scams involving people from other countries (escape is thanks to the voice of reason-me-saying “There’s no way a woman that hot would be emailing you”).Then you can figure out for yourself which site is a better fit for your dating lifestyle.
Keeping in mind, that both sites are free so you lose nothing by signing up on both sites.Tinder really does seem to be everywhere at the moment.But hailed as the ‘straight Grindr’, the app has caused some confusion amongst its users, who can’t seem to decide whether it’s intended to find them a one-night stand or a long-term love. ’ and the no-doubt sarcastic: ‘No, I’m looking for a wife.’ Although there was the odd more gentlemanly response (‘I don’t know, I’m just finding my feet on here…’) it soon became clear that the vast proportion of the men I asked were on Tinder to find that casual set-up that so often eludes them on traditional dating websites – and indeed in non-virtual dating. I have one male friend in search of a serious girlfriend who returned to Guardian Soulmates after a quick flirtation on Tinder because he felt the girls on there weren’t serious enough about having a relationship.Use your common sense when going for totally free dating!
Otherwise, stick with more reputable sites like (more casual) or e Harmony (more serious).
Like all young people looking for answers, Tinder users have turned to Google, where the phrase ‘Is Tinder just for hook-ups? In an effort to find out the answer, I put this question to the floor and sent the message ‘Is Tinder just for hook-ups? The responses were varied, but included: ‘Dunno, you tell me. MORE: How I won at Tinder But on the whole, it’s fair to say there is a perception amongst men looking for casual sex that Tinder is the answer – suddenly because women are on the so-called straight Grindr, they must finally be after a no-strings set-up.