POPMATTERS - Nov 4 - The reason why Tinder is successful is simple. It helps people to get acquainted with new people they want to know. Tinder is successful among “the hypersocial millennials” who own smartphones. Eli Epstein of Askmen claims that the expectation of Tinder is “that you’re going to get laid.” He questions whether or not it can be classified as a “dating” app at all. But Tinder has become too popular to be used for one sole purpose. Some Tinder users look for a one night stand, whereas others hope to find their soul mate. Tinder is no more complicated than dating in “real life”. The major difference between Tinder and real-life dating is that Tinder eliminates the “meet-cute”. It removes any angst and excitement typically associated with a real-life encounter.