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But are these people looking for love in the wrong place?
The official number of users on Tinder isn't public knowledge, but estimates place it somewhere between 10 and 50 million people who swipe left or right through over 1 billion profiles a day.
What can change is and our attitudes - and new technologies often bring to the surface, intensify, or normalise beliefs and behaviours that already existed.
Much of what I've described here happens every day in pubs, on public transport, and in countless ordinary human interactions: we engage with other people as objects first, and only later come to appreciate their full personhood.
There was a market for Tinder before it was created, and the beliefs that lay at Tinder's foundation existed well before it.
The app also boasts better user engagement than either Facebook or Instagram. Facebook is usually used to keep in touch with friends and family, to be involved in their lives.
Instagram seems more about projecting a visual narrative of one's life while consuming the narratives of others.
Here there is a manifest failure to be open to the Other as an equal; they are consumed on the screen, and later consumed in the physical world as well.
This comes very close to what Soren Kierkegaard saw as the lowest kind of love - based entirely in the .