With just a swipe to the right, Duke students can select their ‘match’ on Tinder, the mobile ‘dating service’. Let’s be honest, Tinder dating is more likely to be fun and fleeting than a long-stemmed roses affair. Renowned for being a little casual, sleazy and exciting, Tinder is definitely more popular on campus than its ‘no-risk’, ‘pick your level’ competitor, Friendsy.
Boasting “no randos,” Friendsy, unlike Tinder, is campus contained. It seems as though this concept turns some Dukies off. Declaring interest in someone online who you may run into after a Perkins all-nighter is a tad confronting. Tinder offers a world of non-Duke possibilities. I mean what’s dating without a little stranger-danger?
More significantly though, most Duke students haven’t even heard of Friendsy.
“I have no idea what a Friendsy is,” confessed sophomore Shelby Wailes.
Wailes’ comment pretty much summed up most of the student body’s knowledge of the app. Maybe Friendsy’s PR and Advertising team should get the hint?
For other students it is all about the who, and not the how... Read more