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There are plenty of other viable alternatives now as well, such as Coffee Meets Bagel and the AWESOME Bumble, which is very similar to Tinder, save for the fact that only ladies can instigate conversations.
"However, the traditional online dating sites are doing a good job with mobile." Most apps are complementary to existing web platforms.
The mobile platform encourages users to regularly flirt and keep up with incoming messages. "Perusing new platforms that don’t have a traditional site, like location-based app Meet Moi, means viewing new matches you haven’t seen before who might be your right click," Davis says.
Yes mobile apps and online dating have, like it or not, changed the way we date.
For better or worse - it's still open to debate, and the answer may be a bit of both really.