The couples who found love on an app destined for casual hook-ups

Saturday, 22 April 2017, 12:37:56 AM. Apps like Tinder have been dubbed as deep holes for hooking-up, but some say through enough digging, you can find love.
Ara Mamourian never thought the swipe of his finger would lead to the two loves of his life. The 38-year-old Toronto broker first came across his current partner Carla Catherwood, 36, in August 2015 on Tinder — one of the world’s most popular dating apps often described as a quick way to hook-up. “I had recently been divorced and thought it would be a good way to meet people since I have a pretty busy work life,” he tells Global News. “I’ve known people who’ve used it for simply hooking up and others who’ve found long lasting relationships. Although I must admit I assumed it was more for hooking up than anything else at the very beginning, [I] soon realized that it was much deeper than that.” Online dating is new norm It’s no surprise more and more people are using online dating apps to find love — and everything else in between. One survey from eHarmony found 36 per cent of Canadians were dating online and 20 per cent of committed relationships began online. People are even using dating apps to make friends. But in a dating world with countless apps and thousands of reasons to swipe, Tinder is often dubbed as the hook-up site, a place where you only go to find casual sex within a few kms of your location. But one recent unscientific survey from the app found quite the opposite, the New York Times reports. According to two surveys by Tinder looking at offline daters (people who never used online dating), the report found Tinder users were more likely to look for committed...Read more
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