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But after a few weeks of chatting on the app and one failed attempt at meeting up, they ended up on a first date at a local minor-league baseball game, drinking beer and eating hot dogs in the stands.
But with apps, “You’re meeting somebody you probably don’t know and probably don’t have any connections with at a bar on 39th Street.
Indeed, some daters bemoan the fact that meeting on the apps means dating in a sort of context vacuum.
Friends, co-workers, classmates, and/or relatives don’t show up to flesh out the complete picture of who a person is until further on in the timeline of a relationship—it’s unlikely that someone would introduce a blind date to friends right away.
But the gigantic shift in dating culture really started to take hold the following year, when Tinder expanded to Android phones, then to more than 70 percent of smartphones worldwide.
Shortly thereafter, many more dating apps came online.