So, with mixed responses, I delved further into the world of cyber romance — warily, but with an open mind.For the purposes of my study, I limited my age range from 22 to 30, a pool representative of “millennials” mostly upperclassmen and recent post-grads.
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"Very embarrassed, very sick over it." "I wouldn't get on the internet if my life depended on it," said Troy resident Jadwiga Kelly.
Since its release as a $750 million start-up in 2012, Tinder has boasted over 9 billion matches.
Match, the parent company that owns Tinder, Ok Cupid, and other dating apps, touted a $49.3 million profit in the first half of this year.
Though we stood proudly as anti-slut shamers, we turned a side-eye to those who prowled for casual sex, and even more for long-term relationships.
Especially with aggressive pick-up lines like, “Your cute wanna fuck? Contrarily, in New York City this past summer, with a much larger swiping vicinity, my coworkers’ solution to all my dating woes was always, “Have you ever tried Tinder?
It's a heartbreaking reminder that it's impossible to truly know who you might be communicating with online.
The woman sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to someone who doesn't even exist, sending shockwaves through the Troy community. "I mean, I would think twice before I gave somebody that much money." Troy police have never had a scam in which so much money was stolen, and it's the talk of the town. But police said the 58-year-old grandmother was that trusting, and perhaps lonely.
He said he worked on an oil rig and needed money, so she started sending thousands of dollars.