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“I think to immediately classify Tinder or any other dating app as a ‘hook-up’ app or as a very bad thing goes against the idea that things are morally neutral,” Michelle said. Even though he’s a young priest and friar who’s never used Tinder, Fr.
“Just like alcohol is not inherently bad but can be used for evil, I don’t think Tinder is inherently evil as well. Plow works with hundreds of young people every day as the director of Households at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio (kind of like Greek houses, but faith-based). Plow said when Catholics determine the morality of any act or tool, like Tinder, three things must be considered.
“It’s setting up two or three Tinder dates a week and, chances are, sleeping with all of them, so you could rack up 100 girls you’ve slept with in a year.” But Tinder doesn’t always have to be that way, users argue.
It is possible to find people on the app who want to go on some good old-fashioned dates.
In a 2013 article by The Guardian, “Tinder: the shallowest dating app ever?
” author Pete Cashmore explains the ick-factor, yet addictiveness, of Tinder when compared to another dating app called Twine.
Based on a photo, first name, and age alone, users decide whether to swipe left (to pass) or right (to like).
With GPS tracking, the app also tells users exactly how far away potential matches may be, making life even easier for those just looking for a quick hook-up. It’s a seriously shallow app that turns people into quickly-judged commodities on a screen.
” “You could talk to two or three girls at a bar and pick the best one, or you can swipe a couple hundred people a day—the sample size is so much larger,” he said.“If, however, online dating apps or services assisting people in leading them to find another person to share the love of God with in the uniqueness of a dating relationship or marriage, it can be (morally) good.” Mary Beth Bonacci, a Catholic speaker and author on John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, said what’s concerning about Tinder when compared to online dating sites such as Catholic Match is the rapidity with which people can be turned into objects.