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Both are random people who could be complete strangers with no ties to your life," she says. "You're learning about a person's life and their baggage from scratch versus learning about them through a mutual friend.And if you end up in a strong relationship with a person you met randomly or through an app, it's quite amazing when you blend your lives together." "Honestly, I think that the main difference between meeting someone on a dating app and meeting someone in a more organic way is that through a dating app, you know right off the bat that the person is interested in you.On the downside, I sometimes find myself (and others) acting inconsiderately because of the anonymity factor; you won't be held accountable for your actions because you'll probably never see that person again." Says Violet, another young woman living in L.A., "I really like when I have mutual friends with a guy—I feel more comfortable.I also think there's more accountability to be polite when you meet through mutual friends.If I don't know you and don't know your friends, etc., there's less incentive for me to actually meet up with you, and ghosting seems a lot easier on dating apps." But Jasmine disagrees.As for Sharon, she was "looking for a serious relationship" from the start, though she "also liked the prospect of meeting new people and exploring a new city together.Curious to find out whether there was a difference between meeting a date through an app or IRL, we asked the participants to share their experiences.
It was fun talking to people whether it led to a date or not, and it was fun to meet people," she says.They're using the dating app to meet people so there's no question about whether or not they're interested—if you go out, you know they either want to hook up or want a connection.I think it eliminates some of the uncertainty that accompanies meeting people through friends or randomly," Abby says.Abby, a San Francisco native, wasn't sure what to expect when she initially signed up."When I started using dating apps, I was looking to just date," she tells us.