The tale of Berlin’s singles is not one of isolation and lack of fulfilment - social interaction and sex are there for the taking.
“Every one of my friends is on it now…there’s no shame in admitting it,” he says.
Tinder, which links to users’ Facebook profiles and features a game-like interface, has become the acceptable face of online dating.
In terms of dating etiquette, it’s up there with spitting in the soup.
Fine, I get it, you want to keep your options open.
The gist was always depressingly the same: girl meets boy. Girl even laughs at boy’s jokes, making her think there may be home there in the future. A Thing only curable with heartbreak, litres of ice cream and other break-up behaviours like bawling at an episode of Fair City.
Girl doesn’t hear from boy afterwards, and nurses her bruised ego until such a time as a cheeky ‘Hey’ text arrives at 2am. People, this is the worst and rudest kind of crap you can expect another person to put up with.Almost a third of the city’s residents are single while more than half are living alone. So why is a city celebrated for its openness so loath to relationships?Berlin’s free-and-easy way of life seems to be part of it.For people new to the city, dating sites are often the first places they look to find a date.English, French and Italian profiles are as easy to find as those in German.You don’t need to be a pop psychologist to figure out just why this is so spectacularly effective.