A UMD student swipes through potential matches regarding the app Tinder that is dating. (Anastasia Marks/The Diamondback)
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Internet dating has always seemed strange if you ask me. As a person who didnвЂ™t obtain a smartphone I met and got to know in school until I started college, my romantic relationships were always with people. With apps like Tinder and Hinge, all dating fundamentally becomes rate dating вЂ” even if youвЂ™re just pursuing one individual at any given time, it is most likely the person youвЂ™re following continues to be conversing with numerous individuals.
A brand new dating app exclusive to University of Maryland students, called TerpMatch, causes it to be easier to date people you are already aware to varying degrees. Rather than fulfilling strangers, TerpMatch helps reveal вЂњmissed connectionsвЂќ within the last few weeks of the semester with some body you may have met in a course or a club. The software doesnвЂ™t have chat feature on function, and it also could address some of the larger problems that come with apps like Tinder or Hinge.