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I went and queued up at the Whitney (whitney.org) on a freezing Friday evening and found that, while some singles were mooching around, many were there on first dates. New Yorkers use Meet Up, a social networking app that’s more about finding something to do that interests you than going to an event aimed purely at singles.It’s also available in the UK although, in my experience, it’s used more by married mates or for business than by singles.Meanwhile, Tinder Thursdays at whisky bar Rochelle’s (rochellesnyc.com) is where you’ll get a free shot if you turn up with your Tinder match. According to author Jon Birger, you’re not imagining things.
She’s got some amazing rules and the one that sticks with me is to take your chance – or risk losing it.About 34% more women than men graduated from American colleges in 2012, and the US Department of Education predicts this number will reach 47% by 2023.Among college-educated adults in the US aged 22 to 29, there are about 5.5 million women and 4.1 million men, according to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.But Tinder and its ilk (apps like Ok Cupid and Hinge) aren't entirely to blame, argues freelance journalist and former Fortune reporter Jon Birger in The Washington Post.The Vanity Fair article quotes a psychologist who says that apps like Tinder contribute to "a perceived surplus of women" among straight men, which promotes more hookups and fewer traditional relationships.