Levy says she's willing to branch out beyond her religion.
She’s used Jewish dating sites like JDate in the past, but is now open to looking for men who share her interests, if not her background.
When Emily Mosser, 23, was looking for single men her age, her friend suggested she try Tinder.
Gestures, dress, and facial expressions may be better cues for chemistry than text messages.
So “even if you communicate via Skype, body language is lost.” Singles may project their own issues, needs, or feelings onto the images they see on profiles.
However you contact a potential date, spend less time scrutinizing profiles and set up an in-person meeting to find out if you're compatible, ben-David says.
About 75% of communication doesn't involve talking, he says.
When they meet in person, they may complain that the person doesn’t match the perception, says ben-David.
“It’s like our own internal movie screen and we project what we want to see,” he says. ’ But you are working with personas as opposed to actual people.” Mobile dating was a convenient way for Mosser to meet men her age who lived nearby, she says.
She either ignored or declined interest from men who said they were only interested in hook-ups, or casual sex.
After a first date on Halloween with her current boyfriend, the couple spent a few weeks getting to know each other before making a serious commitment.
“We realized after meeting on Tinder that we actually knew a lot of the same people and had a lot of the same interests,” she says.
“I don’t know where I’d be if I didn’t get the app.
“The only information you get at a bar is really what they look like or what they are doing at that moment. Eastwick says having these things in common with your date doesn't necessarily make it likelier that you'll be a good match or that you'll even be attracted to them when you meet in person.