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This house regrets the rise of hook-up apps
October 16, 2014 @ 5:00 pm / 6:30 pm
The phenomenon of Hook-up Apps, such as Tinder and Grindr, has recently dominated social media and online interactions, as well as reinventing the online dating landscape.
Hook-up Apps give the user the ability to connect with a huge number of potential partners, quickly assess their chosen photo’s and a short personal description, then puts the power in the users hands to be able to privately interact with whomever they choose.
Criticisms have been levelled towards them, suggesting that these typify and reinforce a hook-up culture that encourages objectification and leaves meaningful relationships a thing of the distant past.
The Manchester Debating Union asks the question: should we regret the rise of hook-up apps?