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“If, however, online dating apps or services assisting people in leading them to find another person to share the love of God with in the uniqueness of a dating relationship or marriage, it can be (morally) good.” Mary Beth Bonacci, a Catholic speaker and author on John Paul II's Theology of the Body, said what's concerning about Tinder when compared to online dating sites such as Catholic Match is the rapidity with which people can be turned into objects.“The entire realm of dating is full of opportunities to turn a human person into a commodity.I definitely think you can use Tinder if you're using it to meet people – not to hook up with people.” It's admittedly a bit difficult to find someone who can speak with moral authority specifically to dating apps in the Catholic world. “Whenever discerning the morality of an act not explicitly defined by Church teaching, we must examine the object, the intention, and the circumstances,” he said, referencing paragraph 1757 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.Because of the very recent explosion of smartphones, followed by the subsequent explosion of dating apps, or because of vows of celibacy, many clergy and moral experts have actually never used dating apps themselves. “Regarding the 'object,' apps – in general, as an invention – are not bad in and of themselves..- If a recent Vanity Fair issue is to be believed, there's some disheartening news for single people: the “dating apocalypse,” brought on by wildly popular dating apps like “Tinder,” is upon us.Young singles are too busy swiping left and right on their phones making shallow, transient connections, rather than finding real love with real people.“It’s setting up two or three Tinder dates a week and, chances are, sleeping with all of them, so you could rack up 100 girls you’ve slept with in a year.” But Tinder doesn't always have to be that way, users argue.It is possible to find people on the app who want to go on some good old-fashioned dates.
What sets Tinder apart from most other dating app or online dating experiences is speed and brevity.
It's a finger-flicking hymn to the instant gratification of the smartphone age.
It's addictive.” Matt Fradd is a Catholic speaker and author and founder of The Porn Effect, a website with a mission to “expose the reality behind the fantasy of pornography and to equip individuals to find freedom from it.” In his ministry, he’s heard a lot of stories from young people about their struggle to overcome objectifying people through porn. “Tinder exists for those who would rather not purchase a prostitute,” he told CNA.
Ross is a twenty-something Nebraska-to-New York City transplant and a cradle Catholic who’s used his fair share of both dating apps and sites.
When signing up for Tinder, Ross said, probably the most important factor in whether someone will find potential dates or hook-ups is location, location, location. In New York, (most) want a distraction, attention, and/or a hook up.