"I think earlier on there was an idea of it as a hook-up-type site, but I think everybody sees it as not just a grubby site specifically for sexual liaisons.Now, it's a little bit edgy but still credible in terms of meeting someone on it,." he says."Based on the people I know on Tinder, it is a little less serious, more 'lets hook up and have sex'." IN PRAISE OF TINDER Not so, says Hamish Aitcheson, a Tinder-using 57-year-old father of two.
"There, it seemed you'd meet a lot more eligible people in your age group.It's no longer a talking point if you meet The One in cyberspace.Online dating technology is evolving, fuelled by sexed-up 20-somethings furiously swiping left.They all post photos with pets, on boats, with a drink, disguising their flaws and looking as hot as possible.
The stigma once attached to online dating has gone.
READ MORE: * Confessions of a 40-something Tinder user * 16 modern-day dating terms to know * Halal speed dating is 'the anti-Tinder' * Modern-day relationship rules to ignore * The ups and downs of mid-life dating "We have a small group of early stage adopters in New Zealand already, and we'd love to see more." Last month, 60-year-old Auckland teacher Jan Habgood made headlines around the world when her daughters set up a website to help her search for a partner.