She also recently downloaded JSwipe, a similar app for Jewish singles. If you are chatting [online] with people too long, you have too many expectations.” While location and speed may be everything for some singles, other newer dating sites are narrowing the field in a different way. People who have strong political, theological, or social viewpoints tend to want to meet someone who falls in line with their views, says Misha ben-David, a rabbi and licensed counselor also based in Austin.“These apps are as close to organic dating as you can get without sitting at a bar,” Levy says. They match members based on shared ethnicity, religion, or background. The site’s banner includes biblical quotes and symbolism to attract Christian singles. Using the tagline “City folks just don’t get it,” this site matches singles who live on rural farms or ranches. This mobile app focuses on African-American singles, mimicking Tinder’s GPS technology. But just because someone shares your politics or race may not mean you'll have chemistry, he says.Then, you can send private messages or arrange a date all without swapping phone numbers.“Once you became matched with someone, there was no pressure to do or say anything,” Mosser says.It uses GPS technology so you can see profiles of singles nearby.Mosser, a teacher working in Indianapolis, used the app for a month and met her current boyfriend. “I liked Tinder because the only way you ever matched up with a person was if it was mutually agreed upon,” she says.Tinder and other apps like Hinge, JSwipe, and Grindr don't ask users to create detailed personal profiles with information on profession, body type, or political views.Profiles include only a few photos, age, and a short self-summary.
Too much information about a potential date may be distracting, he says.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.“It is very hard to get a sense of personal chemistry from an online dating profile," he says.Dating apps that don't ask you to make a detailed profile "may save people a lot of wasted time and energy.” Karen Levy, a 45-year-old pet-care entrepreneur in Atlanta, also likes the way Tinder allows users to make quick decisions. This site focuses on singles with Asian backgrounds.