“I find it a little bit of a stretch of reality that they’re looking for friends -- with that agenda -- with this app,” she said.
Datebound allows non-gender binary (you have more options than simply male/female) and helps you find people without leaving your couch, a must for lazy people like me. Most campuses have at least one LGBTA group on campus, oftentimes pertaining to particular subsets of the LGBTA community.
These clubs, relating to LGBTA outreach, different races in the LGBTA community and support groups, often work in conjunction with the LGBTA center on campus.
“Although many students are in romantic relationships, they treat that outcome like an accident, not something they searched for and found,” she said.
Still, “I don’t know that I believe that people are just trying to make friends via Tinder and have no other intentions beyond that …
I think that’s just a sign of being open to whatever happens, happens.” On a statistically useless, purely anecdotal level, platonic Tinder use has been attempted. “I’ve never heard of a successful case of someone using a dating site like that,” said Yoseph Radding, a senior at Michigan State University and co-creator of the app Lyke Me, which aims to succeed where dating apps have apparently failed by connecting people with similar interests and hopefully forming long-lasting friendships.
“It does makes sense for someone to want to use Tinder” that way, he said.Yes, your campus probably has one tucked away somewhere, and this is where you find queer folk in between classes.We eat there, socialize there and even play board games there.Even if nothing results from your endeavor, at least you can say you tried getting involved in something other than Netflix. Going to a gay bar at least lowers the chance of you accidentally hitting on that girl you keep seeing in Starbucks who you hoped was a lesbian.Most college towns only have one gay bar for miles, attracting people from the community who you may not have met otherwise.“They were having trouble visualizing any alternative to the party-centered hookup culture that exists ….