Given that women enjoy more education and vocational opportunities than before, and that men in China prefer a wife with less education and fewer accomplishments than themselves, men have fewer choices. Fourteen had used Momo; fourteen had used Tantan; two had used OkCupid; one had used Tinder; and one had used iAround.
Finding a hottie only to find out you disagree on everything is the most awkward bummer ever. McKinlay's dissertation was relegated to a side project as he dove into the data. OkCupid gets major points for how user-friendly it is. Obviously, he was looking for girls.
Do artifacts have politics?
Focusing on Tinder, the research team identifies 13 motivations among users. As summer drew to a close, he'd been on more than 55 dates, each one dutifully logged in a lab notebook. Tinder is how I meet people, so this is my reality. It's ideal for people who don't want anything to do with mindless swiping apps, but who also don't want to feel like they're desperately looking for marriage.
One cluster was too young, two were too old, another was too Christian.