But now in our busy lives, it has become the norm to meet other people this way.When I asked my friends what site to try, many told me to steer clear from Tinder, as it's known to be a "hookup site." So in the beginning, I heeded their advice and tried other popular sites like Match and e Harmony.However, with that said, I have friends who met on Tinder and their relationship has blossomed into a serious relationship.

It is for casual dating and, like my friends mentioned, the occasional hookup.

I was hesitant in the beginning but decided to try online dating.

It wasn't too long ago that online dating had a negative stigma, where ax murderers and predators were known to stalk their prey.

The following article from a popular magazine of 1960 offered a sociological survey of the more than one-third of adult American women whose lives did not fit this domestic norm.

Based on interviews with single, divorced, and widowed women, and a host of “experts”, the author detailed the “frenzied” mating efforts of women who tried, but failed, to marry as well as the adverse psychological effects of being single.

Despite the evidence presented that unmarried women could be happy—sometimes even happier than their married counterparts—the article’s rhetorical emphasis on “frantic hordes of unwed women” relentlessly searching for husbands perpetrated a stereotypical depiction at odds with some of the statistics and testimonies quoted.To find the answers to these questions, I have interviewed scores of widows, divorced women, bachelor girls, men, gynecologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, managers of women’s hotels, executives of women’s organizations and Government statisticians.So out of curiosity and boredom, I decided to download the Tinder app to see what it's all about.5.All you have to do is use that incredible index finger of yours to swipe a potential date's pic either left to say "no way" or right to say "yes please!If you are just looking for sex, then you are all set." You will only be able to strike up a conversation with those who also swiped right to your photo.Get ready for threesome inquiries, corny pickup lines and bizarre messages.