I was already imagining suggesting tea and scones at nearby Alice's Tea Cup when the Brit dreamboat got back to me one day later: "Thanks! I'm just traveling here for a couple days." I typed a polite "You're welcome," a little crushed.It turns out, according to Pambakian, Tinder is commonly used as a travel guide.That said, I was confident friendship was going to be different on the apps.

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It was getting serious with one of my Tinder matches.

After a witty opener (he, having studied at Oxford, asked if I was British because I somehow looked it) and exchanging our jobs and educational background, we were discussing our favorite Delaware beach destination.

But I ended up hating them for dating because of their "all or nothing" protocol.

The ample matches I'd make would either a) never talk to me or b) always and incessantly talk to me and get upset if I didn't reply as rapidly or enthusiastically.

Still, I got matches who would usually say nothing or just "Hi." Those who did say more provided some strange conversations. So where would you spend a Sunday afternoon in New York? No one else was that refreshingly direct), I responded with Central Park and waited.

I had been busy that day, but our friend picnics by the park's Lake could happen next weekend.

A woman's profile would show up on my Tinder, and I'd just stare at it.

I couldn't swipe right, partly because of an information shortage, partly because of the guilt I felt misleading the woman in the picture.

I moved to New York less than two years ago and have been trying to expand my circle as I build roots in the city.

As a very extroverted person, I believe the more people around, the merrier (and richer) life is.

"The co-founders wanted to create a really efficient way to meet people around you who you probably would have never met before."The "show me men versus women" option the app provides is "exactly what it says," Pambakian explains.