I think that’s just a sign of being open to whatever happens, happens.” On a statistically useless, purely anecdotal level, platonic Tinder use has been attempted. “I’ve never heard of a successful case of someone using a dating site like that,” said Yoseph Radding, a senior at Michigan State University and co-creator of the app Lyke Me, which aims to succeed where dating apps have apparently failed by connecting people with similar interests and hopefully forming long-lasting friendships.“It does makes sense for someone to want to use Tinder” that way, he said.
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 … But is it possible students are also using Tinder not for sex but to find friends? There’s certainly reason to be skeptical, experts say, but there might be a kernel of truth there.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.“A hookup can be a one-night stand or the beginning of seeing each other or the start of a committed romantic relationship.It can also be anything from kissing to intercourse on the sexual spectrum.“They were having trouble visualizing any alternative to the party-centered hookup culture that exists ….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.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. 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?(First called Alabama Female Academy then 1885 became Stafford School – After it was demolished in 1955, the Stafford Hotel was built on the site at 9th Street and 22nd Ave.Now it is the Stafford Plaza) Alabama was somewhat unique in that the state at a very early point in its history felt there was a need for the education of young women. Kinner became principal, a position she held for many years.