Eleanor brings up the point of mutual friends, too, but a has a different take than Violet.
"I would use apps every time I was home alone, bored, and curious to see what was out there or just to pass time.
It was fun talking to people whether it led to a date or not, and it was fun to meet people," she says.
I love going on first dates with strangers; I find it to be either mysterious and romantic, or hilariously awkward and uncomfortable." Though he's able to roll with the punches if there's not a connection, he Conversely, another woman we spoke to mentioned that she knew within five minutes of meeting one date IRL that there was no attraction, but because they had mutual friends and interests, she hung out with him for about two hours.
Since she's dating to find new friends Some of the other people we spoke to ended up in committed relationships, though that wasn't necessarily what they were looking for when they starting swiping. A.–based woman we spoke to, Eleanor, used dating apps for about a year until she met her boyfriend.
Both are random people who could be complete strangers with no ties to your life," she says. "You're learning about a person's life and their baggage from scratch versus learning about them through a mutual friend.