Enter the United States Military Academy at West Point.
With a student body made up of 83% males and 17% females, the rules of love are a little different at West Point.
Tinder and Bumble are location-based social apps, matching up mutually interested users so they can chat, meet up, possibly date, etc.
Finding girls to hang out with or casually hook up with isn’t easy when “everyone knows everyone.” Gossip is magnified.
I spoke with Josh, a third year cadet at West Point who wishes for his last name to remain anonymous, about Tinder and Bumble, and how he and his classmates rely on the apps to help them connect with girls outside of the West Point sphere.
Josh began by explaining what social life looks like at West Point.
For Josh and his classmates, mobile dating apps like Tinder and Bumble are a perfect way for them to romantically explore outside of West Point. After breaking up with his girlfriend from home his plebe year, Josh got a Tinder during his 2nd year.
Since then, he has been an avid user of both Tinder and Bumble.