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At least two of my good friends met through online dating, and now have kids together. I also live on my phone, so although I don't partake of dating apps, I can totally see why it would go mobile. I am uncomfortable with the idea of selecting or rejecting people quickly based on a picture, though. I'm also an aging Gen-Xer who is probably better off not knowing how I'd fare in such an arena. But I know how addictive social and game apps can be, since I unconsciously open Facebook every time I pick up my phone, and I've deleted Candy Crush and Word Streak many times only to desperately redownload them. I can quit anytime! Just one more game.

Whether you want to find a spouse or a series of one-night hookups or want to play with the app for fun is no one's business (except maybe your date's or partner's). If it opens up your pool of potential mates, or just makes your social life more exciting, good for you. I'll keep myself busy with the voting polls.

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