Lockdown produces a soft reset in the SMP

You would expect singles to go wild coming out of lockdown, but here is evidence to the contrary.

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Online Dating Continues to Grow Amid Lockdown

Before the covid lockdowns hit, we thought the hookup scene couldn’t get any crazier!

One might guess that the COVID scare and the resulting lockdowns would dampen the dating scene. However, a review of statistics like those shown below indicate that dating apps certainly didn’t slow down during the lockdown. In fact, they picked up!

Image Source: Morning Consult: Online Dating Use Rises Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (2020-4-27)

The lockdown caused many people to flock to dating apps as a substitute for the reduced human interaction, especially women who were presumably bored and starved for attention!

Social Apps Target the Missing Piece

We might expect singles to launch into a dating frenzy coming out of lockdown, but here is evidence to the contrary. According to this article from Aljazeera: Dating apps find users want friends, not sex, in post-COVID world (2021-06-22), it is apparent that the lockdown has led many people to reconsider their purposes for using dating apps and similar social media.

The headline reads,

“Apps like Tinder and Bumble are launching or acquiring new services focused entirely on making and maintaining friends.”

I can imagine that these sites may have been concerned about an anticipated decline in activity due to the lockdown and therefore cooked up these additional social venues for buffering their user bases. But OTOH, maybe they are opportunistically following the market demands of users to acquire more revenue.

The article at Aljazeera explains…

“Amorous entanglements are not what is uppermost in the minds of many people emerging from long periods of pandemic isolation. Instead, they crave the friendships and social groups they have been starved of over the past year.

That is the verdict of dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble, which are launching or acquiring new services focused entirely on making and maintaining friends.”

Jess Carbino, an online dating expert and former sociologist for Tinder and Bumble, told Reuters that social isolation had been “staggering” due to the pandemic, particularly for single people living alone.

“[The lockdown] has inspired people to use the tools available to them, namely technology, to find companionship and connection.”

Evercore analyst Shweta Kharjuria explains how it makes sound business sense to court more customers.

“These friendship services have seen increased engagement from users since COVID-19 restrictions have gradually been lifted around the world, allowing people to meet in person. […] This opens up the total available market from targeting only singles to singles and married people…”

Apparently, these sites have done their research and are responding to popular demand.

Bored girl checking mobile phone at home.

Absence makes the heart grow tender, not Tinder

I can’t believe that the singles who use these apps and were sexually active before the lockdown just went cold turkey incel after the lockdown. Instead, I tend to believe that many, if not most single people, had a sneaky “regular” on hand, a live-in lover, or a neighbor, or a coworker, who received the butt of their sexual attentions whenever their pangs of desire struck.

The thing that went missing during lockdown was not sex per se, but this generalized nonsexual social interaction with larger groups of people. When this went missing, then people realized how important it was and started to appreciate it.

Hence…

“There’s a really interesting trend that has been taking place in the connection space, which is this desire to have platonic relationships,” said Bumble founder and CEO Whitney Wolfe Herd.

“People are seeking friendship in ways they would have only done offline before the pandemic.”

Yes, if you’re stuck at home, even with the perfect lover at the constant ready, that will get old really fast without regular social interaction.

Facts and Quotes

Aljazeera’s article has a number of interesting facts and quotes, which I’ve summarized below.

Friend-making networks such as MeetMe and Yubo have even outstripped some popular dating apps in terms of daily engagement over the past few months, according to market research firm Apptopia.

Meetup, which helps you meet people with similar interests at local or online events, has seen a 22-percent rise in new members since January [2021].

Meetup’s most searched word this year was “friends”.

Really? If that’s true, then the lockdown has had the effect of a soft SMP reset.

Rosie, a 24-year-old dental nurse living in the city of Bristol in southwestern England, struggled to connect with her older co-workers during lockdown and began using Bumble BFF to meet new people. She says,

“I’m a very sociable person and like meeting new people, but never found the opportunities. I’ve gone from having just Vodafone texting me to this app buzzing quite a bit, which is nice, it seems a lot of girls are in my position…”

Nupur, a 25-year-old teacher from the city of Pune in western India, uses both Tinder and Bumble. She said the apps’ efforts to promote themselves as a way of finding friends rather than just hook-ups and love “could work very well”.

“I’ve met a couple of people online and we’ve met up and have been friends for more than a year now.”

But while women are having much success with the new system, there are many men who disagree. A 22 year old male French student is quoted to say,

“Getting the momentum going is hard online and if everything IRL (in real life) is closed… You never really connect until you meet in person.”

Yes, I can see how using online apps to meet friends would work much better for women than men.

Other Reasons Why Friendship-Based Apps are Gaining Traction

It’s Safer for Men — Since smartphones became ubiquitous, people have engaged in much less generalized social interaction with many different people. The feminist controlled cold war between the sexes has further choked off congenial social interaction and has essentially forced it to be limited to internet venues. Hence, the popular explosion of sites like OnlyFans. Men who prefer genuine relationships over OASIS, and are wary of the risks involved with male-female interaction and dating sites in general may prefer a venue in which friendship is the stated purpose.

It’s Safer for Women — Women are experts in Exploiting Online Attention, and are quite skilled in using internet based venues to satisfy their cravings for attention and social interaction. A friendship-based site may offer many of the same conveniences and benefits, but with much less unwanted attention from low SMV men. It’s also much easier for women to let hopeful men down gently and justifiably, as the venue itself is for “friendships”.

It’s Convenient for All — Friendship-based apps offer the same benefits as dating apps, namely the digital speed, prodigious opportunities for meeting others, the ability to filter for what one wants, and screen out what one doesn’t, all available at one’s fingertips in a comfortable, safe, and relatively sheltered environment.

As we have seen over the last decade or two, the goals of LGBTQ+ activism are somewhat of an indicator of where social trends are headed. Likewise, the article states that LGBTQ+ dating apps have spearheaded the push for more social networking focused on users’ personal interests, rather than solely a hook-up service centered on physical looks and proximity.

Christof Witting, the founder and CEO of one gay dating app, Hornet, said the number of people looking for friendship and community online had increased during lockdowns when people turned to digital platforms for “a sense of belonging” when bars, gyms, and pride events were shuttered. The number of users tapping the newsfeed, comments, and videos on Hornet rose 37% from January to May [2021]. Witting also said it was unlikely that people would revert to the “old ways” of connecting with their community exclusively offline, such as through nightlife, activism or LGBTQ sport events.

“These trends are here to stay,” he added. “Just like video conferencing and telecommuting.”

I believe Witting is right. This will also hold true for non-LGBTQ+ social apps as well. Given the ease and convenience of meeting like-minded people over the internet, coupled with the demise of Farcebook, apps like this will be used as a selection filter for social gatherings of the future.

Reflections

What Hitting Bottom will look like (2021-02-10) predicted a dissolution and reintegration of society and the Socio-Sexual/Marriage Marketplace (SSMMP), including…

  • The Sexual Revolution and 3rd and 4th Wave Feminism created many conundrums, dilemmas, and confusion in the SSMMP, resulting in an untenable mess of divorce, broken families, broken men, transactional sex, unregulated female power, undeterred hypergamy, s1uttery, and wh0redom.
  • Women without a covenant covering, causing their shame and ignominy (e.g. wine and cats).
  • A judgment on society, which will hit women the hardest.
  • Widespread economic upheaval, despair, and despondency.

The lockdown, and many of the social changes that have resulted from it such as the one described above, are leading us closer to the edge. Are we there yet?

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26 Responses to Lockdown produces a soft reset in the SMP

  1. Red Pill Apostle says:

    “Yes, I can see how using online apps to meet friends would work much better for women than men.”

    Women tend to build relationships primarily using conversation. Men tend to build relationships primarily by working alongside each other.

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  2. redpillboomer says:

    “The lockdown, and many of the social changes that have resulted from it such as the one described above, are leading us closer to the edge. Are we there yet?”

    Interesting information regarding the dating apps trends. I was also wondering if the seemingly concurrent trend of female video clips complaining about MGTOW, “Where have all the good men gone?”, and men not committing, is related to the soft reset in the SMP; or is it an indication of the pre-pandemic SMP hook-up culture dissolving the MMP and the ladies are only really beginning to notice now post-pandemic?

    Female complaining about the MMP has seemingly grown the last couple of years. Maybe that’s just RP content creators finding those clips and commenting on them, but there sure seem to be a lot of them nowadays, especially from the 30-34 year old women, but some women in their late thirties, early forties as well. Desperation seems to be increasing out there, now that the MMP is disappearing, or has disappeared, for many of the thirty something ladies, and ALL they have left is the Tinder/Bumble dating app/hook-up culture.

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    • Jack says:

      RedPillBoomer,

      “I was also wondering if the seemingly concurrent trend of female video clips complaining about MGTOW, “Where have all the good men gone?”, and men not committing, is related to the soft reset in the SMP; or is it an indication of the pre-pandemic SMP hook-up culture dissolving the MMP and the ladies are only really beginning to notice now post-pandemic?”

      Good question. Up until lately, I’ve always assumed it is the latter. However, more and more men are pulling away from the SMP, so this forms a dynamic feedback loop.

      Women got a relatively benign “wake up call” from MGTOW that resulted in a lot of indignant squawk. Then the lockdown and the concomitant boredom and loneliness revealed the limits of casual relationships, and I see this as being the “snooze alarm”. But they don’t actually “smell the coffee” until it begins to affect their ability to garner attention, commitment, material comforts, and financial support.

      “Female complaining about the MMP has seemingly grown the last couple of years. […] Desperation seems to be increasing out there, now that the MMP is disappearing, or has disappeared…”

      The feedback they are getting doesn’t match up with the implied promises of the feminist pipe dream, and they are pig biting mad, although I’m not sure they really understand why. It would be nice if they discovered that believing the feminist life script lies is what has robbed them of their potential to attain true life fulfillment, but you know, solipsism leads them to blame men instead.

      The question pertaining to this post is whether friendship-based apps will have a positive influence on the SMP/MMP, or is it merely a diversionary stop gap? Will friendship-based apps help women see the value of building long lasting relationships? Or will they simply view it as a back up social insurance, kind of like “calling in sick” to the SMP/MMP?

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      • thedeti says:

        Women’s usual response is to complain until someone else fixes it.

        Men’s usual response is to find solutions and implement them in succession until they find one that works. If there are no solutions, or if all solutions fail, then men discard it and walk away from it.

        Women: complain until someone else handles it

        Men: (In this order) Fix it, toss it, abandon it

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      • Jack says:

        “Women’s usual response is to complain until someone else fixes it.”

        Yes, but isn’t that a big part of the whole problem? The general lack of female agency?

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  3. Rock Kitaro says:

    Interesting stats. And yet… I dunno. Deep down I really don’t think I trust it when people “say” what they claim they want. Even if their actions say they want “friendships” too, I think it’s just a politically correct way to say what they’re not supposed to say. Like if I believed in the Death Penalty, but instead of saying that, I just say, “I believe in justice.”

    In this case, I think “friends” is going to take on a whole new meaning in the near future. The same way I now have to be careful about calling a female co-worker a “partner” in a project, because now… apparently heterosexual couples (mainly wives) are calling their husbands, their “partner”.

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    • Jack says:

      Rock,

      “Deep down I really don’t think I trust it when people “say” what they claim they want.”

      Yeah, people tend to project their cognitive value systems (which they often learn from external sources such as parents, peers, education, or religion), and NOT their innermost desires or something that actually fits their personal needs well. IOW, they’re sincere parrots.

      This phenomenon always shows up in self-reported surveys. For example, during my research on writing this post, I came across this article.

      “A new study by Tinder reveals respect, independence and loyalty as the top three qualities that millennials and Gen Z seek in current or prospective partners.

      According to the study, 70% of women ages 18 – 35 place the highest value on finding a partner who respects them for their choices and who they are. Loyalty was also important for women, and 68% of them surveyed unanimously agreed.

      As for men, the most important quality that they looked for in a partner is loyalty. The men surveyed were between the ages of 18 and 35, and 56% considered this quality the most important characteristic in a partner.”

      Brand Equity: This new Tinder study that reveals the dating behaviour of millennials may surprise you (2018-11-6)

      LMAO!!! The hook-up generation values LOYALTY!?!?! ROFL!!!

      If I take this report seriously, then I have to believe they only value loyalty so much because it’s an obsolete commodity. IOW, they don’t have any, so they’re amazed to find it and they appreciate it more. I even wonder if they really know what loyalty is, or if they could identify it when they see it, because loyalty is one of those traits that appears to be the opposite of what it is. That is to say, loyalty to one person or cause means that one must be disloyal to all others.

      But the thing is, this article is presenting these self-reported responses as an indicator of what Millennials are looking for in a partner. The host of the interview said,

      “Loyalty also featuring on the list for both partners is indicative of how millennials may also be seeking deep, meaningful committed relationships and are open to working towards it. My clinical experience strongly supports this narrative.”

      If my assumption of why Millennials value loyalty is true (because it’s a rare trait), then we could surmise that loyalty is a generational value. However, I think the researchers are making a logical but erroneous leap of faith in this case, because they have not proven any correlation betwixt generational values and individual dating behavior. As I mentioned above, and as Rock alluded to, respondents only report their broader generational values and fail to touch on the deeper reasons why any one individual chooses one partner over another. They probably don’t even know, because their minds are too busy parroting the narrative.

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      • Joe2 says:

        “A new [emphasis added] study by Tinder reveals respect, independence and loyalty as the top three qualities that millennials and Gen Z seek in current or prospective partners.”

        Tinder states that the study is new, which begs the question how the results of this new study differ from previous or older studies, assuming there were previous studies?

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  4. cameron232 says:

    Jack,

    These answers seem accurate to me if you consider where a lot of young people are. You just have to read (slightly) between the lines.

    “According to the study, 70% of women ages 18 – 35 place the highest value on finding a partner who respects them for their choices and who they are.”

    In other words, they don’t want to be judged for their bad decisions. No shame, no “making me feel bad about myself”, etc.

    “As for men, the most important quality that they looked for in a partner is loyalty.”

    In other words, the men don’t want a slut who might monkey branch.

    All pretty consistent with Red Pill.

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    • Jack says:

      Cameron,

      I researched this a little more, because the topic of values is actually rather complex.

      Apparently loyalty is a generational value of Millennials.

      “They value family, personal connection, and loyalty.”

      Millennial Marketing: Gen Y: Our Values Define Us (2010-2-1)

      But still, I think it is only according to their own cognitive self-estimation. Also, “loyalty” for Millennial males may very well be a catch-all term, including acceptance, allegiance, good rapport, solidarity, and non-judgment as well (which conjoin with “personal connection”), and not strictly limited to what older generations would call loyalty.

      An examination of this PDF chart shows that loyalty is not listed as a “Core Value” of Millennials, however, “loyalty to peers” is an “Attribute” of Millennials, which explains the other sources discussed before. Loyalty doesn’t appear anywhere else under the Millennial generational category. In comparison, loyalty is listed as a Core Value of the Greatest Generation (called “Traditionalists” in the chart), and loyalty is listed under three other categories for GGs. Loyalty in some form is listed in four categories for Boomers, and Gen X has a very complex concept of loyalty. So by comparison, Millennials are less loyal than the other generations, all things considered. This agrees with my own understanding of these generations.

      Your observation that Millennial males value loyalty in a partner, and females value non-judgment (AKA “respect”, which is not at all the same as the male concept of respect), and how this lines up with broad gender values as proposed by the Red Pill is noteworthy. Obviously, this is where Millennial’s self-reported values coincidentally align with their responses of what they’re looking for in a partner. But I suspect that most Millennials are not aware of the difference between loyalty as a valued trait (i.e. allegiance, etc. to one’s peers) and loyalty as practiced in love (i.e. faithfulness to one’s partner), and thus, schmooze them together as being the same thing. My point being that one cannot engage in, or even condone hook-up culture, and then claim to value loyalty, that is, unless “loyalty” is all in one’s head.

      Anyway, it makes sense now. But we need a Millennial reader to confirm or correct all these statements.

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      • redpillboomer says:

        “My point being that one cannot engage in, or even condone hook-up culture, and then claim to value loyalty, that is, unless “loyalty” is all in one’s head.”

        Or unless “loyalty” is situational, whatever is favorable to that particular individual and her inclinations at the time. If she’s participating in the “hook-up culture,” loyalty is great as an abstract concept, “Oh yes, loyalty in a partner is something I value!” All the while, her actions negate the value as they branch from partner to partner, ghosting and dumping men as they move from guy-to-guy. Then she hits 28 or so, now she wants to switch lanes and she wants Chad to be “loyal” to her, aka exclusive. All situational. Loyalty as a value is situational; of course they “value loyalty” as they define it at that moment.

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      • Jack says:

        RedPillBoomer,

        “Or unless “loyalty” is situational, whatever is favorable to that particular individual and her inclinations at the time…”

        I get your drift, and I agree, but “situational loyalty” is not loyalty at all. It’s what Illimitable Men calls Machiavellianism, and what Xer’s call “posing”. The Bible calls it lying and hypocrisy.

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      • caterpillar345 says:

        “But I suspect that most Millennials are not aware of the difference between loyalty as a valued trait (i.e. allegiance, etc. to one’s peers) and loyalty as practiced in love (i.e. faithfulness to one’s partner), and thus, schmooze them together as being the same thing.”

        I think Jack’s conclusion here is probably accurate.

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      • redpillboomer says:

        “I get your drift, and I agree, but “situational loyalty” is not loyalty at all.”

        Exactly. Words are thrown around like they have meaning when in reality they don’t; or they mean whatever the person using them wants them to men, i.e loyalty. It can mean anything they want it to mean without agreement as to it’s predetermined meaning, i.e. like it’s dictionary definition below:

        loyalty
        [ˈloiəltē]
        NOUN
        loyalty (noun) · loyalties (plural noun)
        the quality of being loyal.
        “her loyalty to her husband of 34 years”
        Synonyms: faithfulness · constancy · devotedness · devotion · commitment · adherence · true-heartedness · trustworthiness · trustiness · honesty · dependability · reliability · monogamy · troth

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  5. elspeth says:

    I’ve always appreciated my husband’s judgement or corrective advice regarding my behavior. Even when it stings at first (and of course it does!), I know his heart towards me.

    As for the Internet dating site polls, you have to always keep in mind that these samples are from people of a certain bent — often the exact same kinds of people you want to avoid when you’re talking Tinder. Unless you think 75% of all singles are on Tinder…

    Why does it matter what they think?

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    • Red Pill Apostle says:

      Elspeth — There are purportedly 75 million active Tinder users. While I can certainly see the potential for bias in any survey where the sample is not truly random, dadgum, 75,000,000 is a number that makes opinion surveys a very decent indicator of cultural trends. This means they are worth taking a good long hard (Tinder hook-up pun absolutely intended) look at, because there are young men who have to navigate the culture if they have any hope of finding a decent woman amidst the sea of not so decent women.

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      • elspeth says:

        RPA, I did a quick click and this is what I found:

        Tinder is available in more than 190 countries.
        6.44 million downloads were recorded during January 2021.
        75 million people use Tinder every month.
        7.8 million of those users are from the U.S.
        75.8% of Tinder users are male.
        24.2% of Tinder users are female.

        What this tells me is that the 75 million number begs a bit of teasing out rather than transposing Tinder users (who I still believe are a self-selected group) onto the general population.

        To be fair, I can see women prizing non-judgementalism. Sounds exactly like something chicks would say. But with 126 million unmarried adults in the U.S., conclusions based ona sample of 7.8 million of those (is that 7% of singles?) seems like a decent but far from reliable sample.

        Not trying to pick nits, because I wasn’t even aware of how many people use Tinder. I just assumed (probably because of personal social circle biases) that it wasn’t enough people to take to heart everything that group says.

        Thank you for the opportunity to educate myself a little more, which I should have done before spouting off in the first place.

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      • redpillboomer says:

        “…because there are young men who have to navigate the culture if they have any hope of finding a decent woman amidst the sea of not so decent women.”

        And Tinder is probably NOT the place they need to be navigating. I’ve never seen these Tinder user numbers, they were quite astonishing to me. I’d have to say that everything I’ve heard anecdotally about Tinder, I’ll bet those 24% of female users of a notorious hook-up app fit a certain profile of women we talk about in the Sphere all the time (Stacy and Amber, or single mommas and land whales). I doubt they are a representative sample of ‘ALL’ women out there. I just have a hard time picturing them as such. Now, the 75% male users, I can see them all over the stereotypical map from Chads all the way to Incels, and everything in between.

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      • Red Pill Apostle says:

        RPB —

        “And Tinder is probably NOT the place they need to be navigating.”

        With the volume of Tinder users, and then observing the culture at large, even in the more conservative South, I think Tinder is a decent down stream indicator of where society as a whole actually is. It’s similar in that respect to politics, where the culture changes and then the elected representatives change to follow the voters. The position changes many prominent politicians had on the topic of same sex marriage is a textbook example of this.

        Elspeth —

        100% agree that there is selection bias in the Tinder survey, or any internet survey for that matter. For the same reasons I just expressed to RPB, Tinder surveys are probably a decent indication of societal trends in the area of dating and relationships. The 75M figure is world wide, but say that even 15M of those are single people here in the US. That would be a massive number for that particular demographic. A quick Google search on US census data shows that about 36M people from the ages of 25-54 are single.

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  6. Jack says:

    For those readers who are unfamiliar with Tinder, Lexet did a representative study of the female users on Tinder a couple years back.

    Σ Frame (Lexet): Crunching the Tinder Whoard (2019-9-20)

    75.8% of Tinder users are male.
    24.2% of Tinder users are female.

    It’s amazing how close these numbers come to the Pareto Principle, AKA the 80/20 Rule. Red Pill studies have found the exact figure in the SMP is 78% of the women are doing 22% of the men, which implies that the remaining 78% of the men and 22% of the women are in search of love and turn to sites like Tinder. We tend to assume that the 22% of the men and 78% of the women are in the upper sociosexual ranks, but in fact, there are people of all SMV rankings there. So a more sophisticated analysis might rank them according to “relationship suitability” rather than raw SMV ranking.

    “I’ll bet those 24% of female users of a notorious hook-up app fit a certain profile of women we talk about in the Sphere all the time (Stacy and Amber, or single mommas and land whales).”

    I had a Tinder account back when it first started up (2014). That was back before it turned into a raunchy hookup app. I wrote a post that typecasted the people on dating sites.

    Σ Frame: Analysis of People on Dating Sites (2014 October 8)

    In the post cited above, Lexet reported that…

    — 28% of women were severely overweight.
    — 5% of women were single/divorced mothers

    In my experience using the app, I would agree with these figures. To add to this list, I would guesstimate the following.

    — 15% were super arrogant women who presented themselves as upper class and imagined themselves to be in a social stratosphere above everyone else. Thusly, they could never find any man worthy of themselves.
    — 15% were super s1uts who would bang nearly anybody, as long as they were getting some action every day.
    — 40-50% were women just looking for chat buddies, attention, and entertainment. I don’t think they actually met anyone in person. (I could be wrong there.)
    — 60-70% (hard to say exactly, but definitely a majority) were women between the ages of 27 and 40, IOW, Wall and post Wall wimmin.
    — 90% (I guess) were living on their own and away from family, often in another city or country. IOW, they were bored, lonely, homesick (and in denial about it), or experiencing culture shock.
    — It was very difficult to know how many women were divorced, because a lot of women don’t reveal this information. But among those I got to know, about half of them were divorced, estranged, or separated from their husbands.
    — Very very few were nubile college aged women. Being in such high demand, they don’t need a dating app to meet men.

    All in all, I’ve come to the conclusion that Tinder and other dating sites like it, are social networking tools used mostly by post-wall women, bottom of the barrel women (in terms of relationship suitability), and women who play the harlot in some respect.

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  7. Jack says:

    I found some more data on Tinder here.

    Earth Web: Tinder Statistics 2022: How Many People Use Tinder? (2022-2-9)

    Key Tinder Statistics in 2022
    — 7.8 million of those users are from the U.S., which agrees with what Elspeth said.
    — 42% of users are already in a relationship while using the Tinder app, as found in Tinder statistics.
    — 30% of Tinder subscribers are married.
    — 12% of people openly categorize themselves as “married” on their profiles.
    “Most people are unhappy in their relationship and try to find another person more compatible.”
    “…committed people use Tinder as a temporary means to find a one-night stand or short-term affairs.”
    “In a study conducted on 9,761 people aged 24-35, 44% use the Tinder app to gain confidence, while 22.2% were looking for short-term hookups.”
    “Almost 4% of people said they were looking for a long-term relationship that may end up in marriage. However, studies show that nearly 13.6% of Tinder connections are converted into marriages.”
    — Tinder was the number 1 top grossing non-gaming app in March 2020, surpassing YouTube, Tik Tok, Net Flix, and Disney.
    “40% of Divorced, Widowed, or Single Tinder Users Found Companions During the Covid-19 Pandemic.”
    “According to the stats of the Tinder analytics, there was a 19% increase in daily sent messages via the Tinder app, and conversations between users increased by 32% compared to the time before Covid-19.”
    “About 68.9% of Tinder app users in Android devices are active monthly, while only 34% are involved in daily usage.”
    “…females are more interested in the education qualification of their partner while searching for a perfect profile on Tinder.” [….] “So if the profile has a list of charming degrees, then the right swipe probability is high. It is approximated that almost 15% of the Tinder users have a post-graduate degree, and about 16% have a Bachelor’s degree.”
    — 85% of Indian female users look at men’s education as a primary consideration.
    — 77% of Tinder users are okay with Interracial Relationships.
    — Interracial marriage rates are rising. “About 17% of the new marriages in the USA during 2015 were interracial marriages.”
    “40% of Tinder users have a yearly income between $70-100K, and 20% earn more than $100K a year.”

    RPA wrote,

    “The 75M figure is world wide, but say that even 15M of those are single people here in the US. That would be a massive number for that particular demographic. A quick Google search on US census data shows that about 36M people from the ages of 25-54 are single.”

    The figure is 7.8M not 15M. So by using the data above, this means that…

    — ~22% of Americans aged 25-54 are on Tinder.
    — ~6% of Americans aged 25-54 are Married while using Tinder.
    — ~5% of Americans aged 25-54 are using Tinder to hook up.
    — ~3% of Americans aged 25-54 found their spouse on Tinder.

    5% hooking up seems low when considering Lexet’s current post, Film Review: The Dating Project (2022-2-11). I’d guess that a lot more hooking up is done on the fly, outside dating apps.

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    • Red Pill Apostle says:

      Jack – Thanks for digging all this Tinder demographic information up. While my “shoot from the hip” guesstimate was high, the actual figure means that 1 of every 5 singles in the age range in question uses Tinder. While any survey they do is not a true random sample, 1 in 5 is a big enough number to be able to tease out trends with some level of certainty, especially if real life observations of those single men on SF tend to support Tinder’s survey data.

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      • Jack says:

        RPA,

        1 out of 5 is certainly an impressive figure. Studies of ethnic/racial minorities have shown that any demographic over 10% has an effect on the entire population. 22% (roughly 1 out of 5) is twice the threshold level of 10%.

        “While any survey they do is not a true random sample, 1 in 5 is a big enough number to be able to tease out trends with some level of certainty…”

        Yes, I tend to believe the 1 out of 5 include those people who are most desperate, and least able to find a relationship on their own, perhaps even the least capable of forming and nurturing a relationship, hence, the relatively higher rate of divorcees, post wall wimmin, single mothers, s1uts, etc. as I iterated above. Since the number of people like this is over 10%, this indicates that the society as a whole is rotting from the inside out.

        The rate of divorce and the rate of single motherhood are like the unemployment rate or the rate of inflation. 4% is normal. 8% is high. 12% is a recession. 20% is a depression.

        We’re in a sociosexual depression!

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  8. anonymous_ng says:

    One thing not captured in the Tinder statistics is the extent to which Tinder is just a feeder to Snapchat or Instagram. IMO, most women on Tinder have no intention of ever meeting up with anyone from Tinder.

    Well, maybe I’m over stating that. Most attractive women on Tinder have no intention of ever meeting up in person with anyone they see on Tinder. There. That’s more like it.

    I live in a large western city. I can’t guess at the percentages, but the Tinderverse looks like this to me: morbidly obese women, women with more tattoos than a Russian gangster after a decade in the gulag, crazy men pretending to be women, weird poly couples and so called ethically non-monogamous women. Lastly, if I do find an attractive woman, she’s invariably a liberal atheist.

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    • Jack says:

      “One thing not captured in the Tinder statistics is the extent to which Tinder is just a feeder to Snapchat or Instagram.”

      One of the previously cited sources said Tinder has a cooperation with IG that allows cross-navigation between Tinder and IG profiles. At the time of the writing, which was within the last year or two, there were 400,000 Tinder profiles that were linked to Instagram. There are probably more now. Last year, NovaSeeker wrote that many virtual prostitutes in OASIS use IG to attract clients/customers. So by extension, Tinder is also feeding into that as well now. See links below for more information on this.

      The Other McCain: Insta-Whores (2019-4-30)
      Σ Frame (NovaSeeker): The Rise of the Amateur Sex Industry (2021-1-4)
      Σ Frame (NovaSeeker): The Economics of the New Amateur Sex Industry (2021-1-11)

      I would guess that a grand majority of those 400,000+ joint profiles on Tinder and IG are hosted by sex workers of some variety (loosely defined as anyone who is making money off of their sex appeal, including online/virtual). Therefore, these profiles are essentially marketing ploys for the OASIS. All the big names have accounts with a multitude of social networking apps. They would be stupid not to do so.

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      • anonymous_ng says:

        You’re right. I forgot about that. Yes, you can link your Instagram to your Tinder profile and then certain photos from Instagram show as thumbnails at the bottom of your Tinder profile. Also, Tinder has a relationship with Spotify where you can show your music off as well.

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