I'm sure at this point that many of you have heard of the new Tinder app, available exclusively (for now) on iPhones, as well as the much Swoon, it's android counterpart. What are your thoughts on these new apps, both from a personal and business standpoint? If your not familiar, do a little research and you can get a good understanding of how these apps work
On the personal side, I feel these apps are actually pretty neat, especially for those of us who are really busy with work and everything. It's actually pretty fun to pass the time just giving the "yes/no" decision to the people you're paired with. Not to mention that it takes a lot of time and effort out of the whole "pick-up" scene. I just stated using recently and I know a lot of guys who have actually met girls in person that they were paired with using the app.
On a business side, I think that these apps definitely need to find a way to better generate revenues other than advertising (most of them don't offer adspace anyway since they are still in their beta versions). Yeah that concept of them is pretty unique and they definitely will change the dating scene but, like facebook, being a "cool idea" doesn't necessarily mean large returns.