The location aspect of the app ensures the person is close-by, making meeting up easy. Again, the mutual Facebook friend thing makes checking out the person's credibility a little easier.Anecdotally, I've had friends tell me they've met up with people on Tinder in groups at bars, at first. 1.5 billion profiles have been rated or ranked, according to Wortham, it has seen 20,000 downloads since October and has itself a four star rating in the i Tunes store.70 percent of its matches have led to chat conversations on the app.After that, it's unclear where those connections lead. But, would people keep using the app just to chat with strangers close by? The act of swiping through potential hook-ups might be addictive enough to keep people interested short term.Here's how: Authenticity: Facebook's vehemence when it comes to real names and (general) culture of actual identities ensures that what you see is what you get."It connects through your Facebook so it made me feel a little more secure with the people being real," admitted Her Campus's Meghan Cramer while reviewing the app.Privacy: The app accesses all of your Facebook information, something that is "typically a turnoff for people who don’t want to accidentally see the profiles of their colleagues or worry about embarrassing notifications popping up on their Timeline," as Wortham explains But, in exchange for that, it promises not to shamelessly promote itself on your timeline.A More Controlled Environment: The app only lets people who have mutually liked each other (based mostly on their photo) message each other.
It’s no longer such a suitable platform for finding casual We Chat sex. It started out focused on hook-ups gaining the reputation of being “the ultimate booty call app” (约炮神器) and then morphed into being much more focused on interest groups for young people.
July 14th 2015 was the day that a now infamous video of a couple having sex in a Uniqlo dressing cubical went viral across We Chat and Weibo.