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Dating apps and sites provide an alternative.” As to whether they might be using those apps to find friends, Bogle said categories and definitions are so blurry that it’s definitely a possibility.“Many college students are not very clear what they want in terms of sexual or romantic relationships.More than half of college students in a recent survey said they were using Tinder and other dating apps (but mostly Tinder) to find friends, not hookups. “That seems a little bit of a stretch,” said Aditi Paul, a Ph. candidate at Michigan State University whose research has found online daters tend to break up faster and more often and are less likely to end up married than their off-line counterparts.Only 20 percent of the 200 students surveyed by campus jobs start-up Way Up said they used the app for casual sex, and less than a third said they were looking for a significant other. At least a few people are indeed looking for friends on Tinder, Paul said, which she knows because she’s met some of them, but they weren’t college students.Of course it took some effort on his part considering that I was the type to talk to people online and just stop after about a month. He is like me; a little introverted, a little dorky, and a gamer of course.Most importantly he is the sweetest guy I have ever met and the best boyfriend a girl could ask for.Still, “I don’t know that I believe that people are just trying to make friends via Tinder and have no other intentions beyond that …

“Although many students are in romantic relationships, they treat that outcome like an accident, not something they searched for and found,” she said.

Two hundred students isn’t a very large pool -- the app is estimated to have 50 million subscribers -- and is this even a question students would answer honestly?

“I find it a little bit of a stretch of reality that they’re looking for friends -- with that agenda -- with this app,” she said.

I told myself that I would give this a chance and see where it went, and the more and more that we talked, the more I realized that I was beginning to like Hallie.

At the end of October 2014, I knew that I wanted to spend forever with her.

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