Mark Brooks

@markbrooks·4mo ago·0:41

What is your favorite dating app?

Matters of the HeartRelationshipsTechnology

"…I this is a question that I find usually comes up at the dinner table when I'm meeting friends. What are you using? What's working? So I'd like to ask you that question.…"

#internetdating #dating #matchmaker #tinder

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J Wang

@jsmwang · 4mo ago · 2:37

"…I'm more like, surprised, I guess, to meet someone in person off of Hinge versus, I don't know, Tinder is like, whatever you kind of assume the person is a captain ish. But, yeah, I think this is such a fun conversation. I would love to hear more people's responses.…"

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Deborah Pardes

@DBPardes · 4mo ago · 3:16

"…Hey, Mark, I want to answer this with a full heart, and honestly. So I think the first gut thing I have to say is that dating apps are in response to a broken system. We need to meet in digital spaces now because the world, I think, has gotten really strange. That's just my sense of things. I never thought I'd be on the app, but I am. I'm on several apps at this stage of my life.…"

@markbrooks

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Taylor J

@Taylor · 4mo ago · 3:22

"…That's not to say that dating apps don't work. My best friend recently met his fiance through a dating app, but it was not Bumble and it was not Tinder. So I think that there are other platforms platforms out there where you can get more out of your experience than with those pretty basic ones that have been here since the beginning.…"

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Chelsea Hanawalt

@allowthesun · 4mo ago · 4:59

"…I know that it's got a bad rap now, but also it's interesting. When I traveled, when I was in England, I ended up using Tinder and I met someone there, went on a great day and we had so many connections and we're still friends from Tinder. So yeah, I think it is all about your intentions and how you're feeling like behind the app because I feel like I may have really gone on a date with someone from all the apps that I use.…"

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Matilda Mubiru

@Musing_Matilda · 4mo ago · 3:59

"…And I think that they've used like Bumble. They've used hinge and stuff. And I don't think that I heard any complaints from them about those apps. But yeah, I think I listened to some of the other comments posted underneath your question. And someone made a really great point in terms of the way we used to meet people in person. Now we're doing it in a digital space, basically, because the world is the way that it is now.…"

David Galle

@davidgalle · 4mo ago · 1:29

"…So I'm in a unique situation where I've been traveling for the past couple of years and at least six more years of travel before I stop somewhere. So dating apps are really the is the only way for me to meet anybody globally. I found Tinder is the most accessible for the most people, and I use it way more than just meeting romantic partners. It's because you can change your location. I can say, well, okay, next week I'm going to Kampala.…"

Tinder is a great app for travel

Mark Brooks

@markbrooks · 4mo ago · 1:34

"…So we do strategy, biz, Dev and marketing for Internet dating companies. And so basically what happens is I follow people when they leave the industry, I reel them back in to keep a boot in the industry and keep doing some work because they generally miss it when they leave the dating industry. They generally have some affection for their time in the dating industry and want to continue using their skills. I hunt people down when I know they're good and the kind of people we want to work with.…"

@jsmwang

Mark Brooks

@markbrooks · 4mo ago · 2:25

"…So that when you do feel you have chemistry, you've actually got the values stuff and the preferences and all of that stuff, those key questions out of the way up front because you can fall for the wrong person. Right. Because you may well have chemistry, but you might not have a similar value set. And I think that's where the best apps really excel is. They get to the root of the show stopper questions right up front.…"

@DBPardes

Swell Team

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Mark Brooks

@markbrooks · 4mo ago · 3:42

"…I think that's why I'm a fan of Matchmaking and why I actually bought Matchmaker.com a couple of years back. And I'm developing it because there's a certain magic that happens when a matchmaker introduces you to someone and gives you some insight as to why they think they're a good match for you. And perhaps that's where we're kind of missing out. We should be giving on dating apps a bit more insight on why the dating app thinks you're a good match for someone.…"

@Taylor

Rachel Liu

@rachell · 4mo ago · 0:45

"…Men talk first, although it's scary, it does build out everything or like some men who don't want talking to you. But yes, I'm not a big fan of dating apps, but Hinge is definitely not terrible.…"

Katie Callahan

@katiecal · 4mo ago · 2:59

"…Obviously, if I met someone, I would meet them in a public place, like a coffee shop or something, but it just kind of interesting to me, and then I don't want to put myself in that situation, I guess, versus meeting someone at a party or meeting someone at a friend's house. It's different because you kind of get to know them a little bit before you would talk to them one on one or go see them in a more personal situation.…"

@Fonseca · 4mo ago · 5:00

"…So, for example, if I meet a woman on Tinder immediately, I can see on the first date, I can see if I like her physically. I can also see more or less if we match in other things, if she's smart, if she has similar interests in politics, in business, whatever interest normal interest I can have.…"

Mark Brooks

@markbrooks · 4mo ago · 2:22

"…So we've kind of sort of got a responsibility in the Internet dating world to make sure we nail those two aspects. And yet we don't. We should ask more questions around those. We should be less predictable. We should have adaptive questionnaires, meaning there was actually my favorite sexual compatibility survey was on True many years ago@true.com, which is now defunct. Unfortunately, what they did is they had a test where they'd ask you some questions and they take you down an Avenue.…"

@Fonseca

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