Dating culture in argentina
Over 15 million swipes are made per day in Argentina on the app, the statistics reveal.Although Tinder’s representatives didn’t want to reveal the amount of revenue generated, nor total number of active users in Argentina, mobile statistics site App Anny reveal that they are the fourth-highest grossing mobile application in the country in terms of revenue.“I started using the dating apps after breaking up with my girlfriend in December," Eduardo, a 34-year-old doctor told the Herald. I think it really suits people who have jobs and don’t go out as often as those who are younger," he added, revealing that three out of the four most recent dates he has had with women originated from dating apps. First a match has to be created between the two users, and then the users exchange phone numbers or Facebook profiles and begin a conversation.This serves, in part, as a way for each party to get to know each other better, but also acts as a substitute for a "background check" in the absence of having friends or associates in common that would — in the past — have given second opinions or information about the propestive partners.In 2015, Tinder began to limit the number of daily right swipes to around 100, making those who wanted to continue having unlimited swipes to pay for the upgraded 'Tinderplus' service.Maybe its due to changes such as these that some users are beginning to get tired.Tinder reported that its users had grown by 10 percent over the last summer in Argentina, while Happn is continuing to experience a surge in popularity in the region.
"There is both a cultural and technological reason." There are other big players on the local scene, too.
Phone numbers were exchanged and if the first went well, a second date was scheduled. With the rapid adoption of smartphones over the last decade — over 16 million Argentines now own one — former customary social practices have been radically transformed as mobile dating apps arrived on the scene.
Unlike social dating sites such as Eharmony or OKcupid that were created when the Internet was in its infancy in the 1990s, the new dating apps don’t use carefully set up algorithms to fix matches — at least not yet.
When Tinder and other dating apps first came onto the scene, they were initially viewed by many as applications that were soley used for sex.
But as the years have passed, their reputations have improved.
Some studies have shown that such apps can lead to negative self-image problems or even addiction, as users become hooked, similar to the way casino attracts new gamblers.