While each college and university has a slightly different tone in terms of romantic affairs and night life, West Point is drastically different for obvious reasons.Cadets have curfews and are not allowed to come and go as they please; and first year students, also known as plebes, are not allowed to go on pass at all.Tinder and Bumble both offer the opportunity for same-sex connections, and since you don’t have to give someone a phone number in order to chat with them, they’re low risk for acquiring a stalker.Bumble and Tinder are not the only apps of their kind, but they are the most recognizable and most commonly used.
On the weekends they aren’t in the city, cadets will visit other schools in the area.
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.
That being said, I’ve found that a majority of girls are on Tinder because they’re bored, but some are definitely on to find someone to have sex with, or casually meet up with, and those girls tend to be very straightforward about it.
There are more people on Tinder, and it’s great for traveling.” But, he candidly adds, “Bumble has hotter girls.”“There’s a ton of guys at West Point on Tinder and Bumble, because they don’t ever have the opportunity to meet or even talk to girls, and there’s hardly any girls at West Point.” Josh continued that the cadets live a very regimented life; they go to class all day, they have various duties, and they aren’t allowed the same time allocations that a normal college experience can offer.