My first serious foray into online dating came when I was 26 and in the middle of the first of what would be two breakups with the same guy.Round two came when I was 30, and it's still going strong as my 32nd birthday creeps up on me later this month.Mere months after Tinder made headlines for firing its only female co-founder under very shady circumstances, everyone’s favorite hook-up app has landed itself in a hot new drama — this one relating to how Tinder treats online daters of different ages.This week, the company rolled out a premium, paid version called “Tinder Plus,” which lets users manually change their locations and undo “swipes” that they regret.
So for a 24-year old, the upper age limit would be 34 (i.e., 17 * 2).
I assume the reason for this is they can get younger women to respond to them, so why would they go for me when they have a chance with the 45 year-old version of me?
If their first wife was their age, like a college sweetheart or whatever, they probably feel entitled to a newer model, so to speak. It’s frustrating, not to mention depressing and more than a little humiliating.
In other words, knowingly sends me matches that are probably not realistic for me to pursue.
When I have emailed some of those guys, I never hear back.