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Vanity Fair article claims Tinder promotes hookups and casual sex. How do you use the app?

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“The Bling Ring” author Nancy Jo Sales’s latest piece for Vanity Fair looks at how mobile dating apps have changed the way millennials approach dating and sex, with particular emphasis on the LA-based company Tinder.

Her conclusions are less than flattering. Most of the 20-something women she talked to are avowed Tinder users, but they feel ambivalent about the casual sex and hook-up mentality mobile dating seems to promote inherently.  

What do Tinder users in L.A. think? Let us know in comments.


Julie Spira, online dating expert based in Los Angeles and founder of She tweets at @JulieSpira.