The magnetic pull of dating app addiction seems to have sucked unsuspecting Millennials in faster than you can say "let's hook up." When you live in a huge metropolitan area like LA, Chicago, or NYC, it might seem that, despite being surrounded by people, it's impossible to actually meet someone that you could see yourself dating.Enter: the vast array of online dating options, including Tinder, which might be one of the best dating apps and is definitely the most popular.If I'm feeling particularly salty about the IRL pool of suitors, I'm comforted by the fact that I could swipe through Tinder until my fingers bleed and still not run out of potential friends/lovers/boyfs.(If you live in a less populated city, this may not hold true, but it still beats hanging out at the same dive bar hoping a sexy stranger will sweep you off your feet, right?)We've all been that person who's standing in the corner of the bar on a Friday night fiendishly swiping left and right — whether it's because we're bored, drunk, or lonely is irrelevant.
If you get overwhelmed and have to go crawling back to Tinder, don't worry — it will always be there for you.
This app made by women, for women aims to give ladies control over their virtual dating lives.
It's basically feminist Tinder: Men are not allowed to message first, leaving it up to the girls to start off the conversation however they see fit.
If the lady doesn't start a convo with a match within 24 hours, the chat disappears forever, providing an incentive to actually make connections with people rather than just playing the "who'll make the first move" waiting game.
While it's true (and great) that many women may already feel empowered enough to send the first message, Bumble is a fun Tinder alternative for girls who are on the shy side.
Plus it's never a bad thing to remind women that they're in control of their own bodies, despite what many gross trolls would have them believe.