Dating for culture lovers
"I'd rather be single than stressed out by that," she says.
The site acts as a filter, removing financially unstable men from the dating pool.
Around one in four relationships start online now, and among the millennial generation, the number is likely to be even higher.
But as our smartphones become increasingly powerful, fewer of us are dating from behind our desktops, rather turning to the digital devices in our pockets.
Despite that, Candice joined dating site Seeking Arrangement.com, where she and 4.5 million other "beautiful, successful people fuel mutually beneficial relationships," according to its website. Then consider its tagline: "12 girls for each guy...spoil them and they spoil you back." Over the past three years, Candice, 26, has dated a real-estate developer, a venture capitalist and an attorney.
No." But does finding a soul mate really depend on meeting someone who adores cats as much as you do?
That depends on how deeply that common interest matters to you, says Aditi Paul, an assistant professor at Pace University, who studies online dating.
"There is actually not much evidence that [people with common interests] are happier with their partners," says Harry Reis, a psychology professor at the University of Rochester in New York.
Jaime, a 40-year-old graphic artist in Texas, is hoping to find someone who doesn't mind her spending 10 hours or so a week playing World of Warcraft.You can pay money for premium features including Tinder Passport (the ability to swipe through matches elsewhere in the world, say, before a trip) and Rewind, for those times when you swipe left too hastily and immediately regret it. Bumble: Free Bumble is much like Tinder but with one key difference: only women can start the conversations after a match is made.