Casual Dating: There's An App For That - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Casual Dating: There's An App For That

Posted: Updated:

No Valentine this year? You may want to hit up your smart phone.

"I've certainly met a lot of people" says Lila. A single 20 year old college student from Philadelphia. She is talking about a new dating app called "Tinder".

"A lot of my friends are on it to play. Because every one else has it. It's fun to chatting with people" says Lila.

Casual dating apps are becoming hugely popular on college campuses. Tinder uses Facebook photos of people in your area and then it's as simple as clicking on them to let them know your interested.

But that person won't know unless they've clicked on you. Taking the sting out of getting turned down.

"You don't get rejected really. The rejection you don't know about it" says Austin, a 21-year-old student at Temple who also uses the app.

Other apps like "Blender" are geared towards anonymous sex and use GPS mapping to find the nearest hook-ups. "Crazy Blind Date" is an app that allows users to pick a time and a location for a date. Interested parties can accept the invite and the date is on.

But will a fast hook up on your smart phone lead to finding a real relationship? Experts say probably not.

"When you are using a hook up app. You are basing the connection on a profile picture"

Arielle Pardez writes a sex column for The Daily Pennsylvanian, the student run newspaper for the University of Pennsylvania. She says in the texting generation, using technology to date isn't surprising but finding a real connection could be more challenging.

"Some people are finding you really miss the authentic connection when you try to date someone via your cellphone" says Pardez.

But like it or not, gone are the days of old time courtships. This is the future of dating.

  • Chris O'Connell ReportsMore>>

  • Police Release Video After Attack On Gay Couple In Philly

    Police Release Video After Attack On Gay Couple In Philly

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-16 20:39:11 GMT

    Police have released surveillance video that investigators say shows suspects they're seeking to locate and identify after the assault and robbery of two gay men last week in Center City.

    Police have released surveillance video that investigators say shows suspects they're seeking to locate and identify after the assault and robbery of two gay men last week in Center City.

  • Gay Couple Speaks After Center City Attack

    Gay Couple Speaks After Center City Attack

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:11:43 GMT
    Investigators say a gay couple was walking in Center City when they were stopped by a group of people and brutally beaten on the corner of 16th and Chancellor. Both of the victims are now recovering from nasty injuries. On Monday, the victims broke their silence in hopes that the group will be caught by police.
    Investigators say a gay couple was walking in Center City when they were stopped by a group of people and brutally beaten on the corner of 16th and Chancellor. Both of the victims are now recovering from nasty injuries. On Monday, the victims broke their silence in hopes that the group will be caught by police.
  • New Video Surfaces Of LOVE Park Ranger Assault

    New Video Surfaces Of LOVE Park Ranger Assault

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-09-12 04:58:32 GMT
    Brand new video of the park ranger attacked in LOVE Park last month has just surfaced on social media.The new video clip that surfaced on Instagram shows the moments before that brutal beating. About an hour ago, FOX 29's Chris O'Connell watched that video with that park ranger who was attacked.The video of Park Ranger Erron Williams, who is a 7-year city worker, is at times is hard to watch.Police have charged Curtis Tanner,9, from Pottstown with aggravated assault and other crimes.FOX 29 wa...
    Brand new video of the park ranger attacked in LOVE Park last month has just surfaced on social media.The new video clip that surfaced on Instagram shows the moments before that brutal beating. About an hour ago, FOX 29's Chris O'Connell watched that video with that park ranger who was attacked.The video of Park Ranger Erron Williams, who is a 7-year city worker, is at times is hard to watch.Police have charged Curtis Tanner,9, from Pottstown with aggravated assault and other crimes.FOX 29 wa...
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices