The Tinder Dating Pool Isn’t Completely Shallow

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Yes, they swiped right and met the one — with hardly a cheap rendezvous in sight, even though Tinder, the ubiquitous mobile-dating app, has been written off by some observers as nothing more than a vehicle to promote quick and easy hookups.

And what may surprise some cynics is that Tinder is also landing spouses for more than a few of its users, including a number who have been featured in the Vows section of The New York Times.

“Three years ago, Tinder was considered a hookup app,” said Julie Spira, an online and mobile dating coach based in Los Angeles, who advises her clients to go on three dating sites, including Tinder, if they’re serious about meeting someone. “Now people are joining Tinder because it’s efficient and easy to use, and everyone seems to be on it.”

Thanks to Tinder’s lowbrow reputation, some couples have lied to friends and family members about how they met. Mrs. Andrews admits that she and her husband told people they met at a bar when they first started dating. “We worried they wouldn’t take us as seriously,” she said.

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