About six months ago, shortly after I’d broken up with my long-term boyfriend, I received a text from a friend that read: “LOL, your ex is on Tinder.

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To put that in perspective, Colombia, Kenya, and Spain are all just shy of having a population of 50 million.

Add other popular dating sites like Hinge, Bumble, or Happn, and you’re likely adding the population of another entire country to the mix.

For most women, the knowledge that sex is so readily available makes it less desirable (and it’s no secret that one-night-stands are rarely physically satisfying for us).

Tinder, however, evens the playing field, positioning both sexes as equally lustful.

And this is an awesome thing: We’re crafting kick-ass dating profiles, meeting new people, and many of these apps empower us to explore our sexuality and dating like never before. If you’re anything like us, perhaps you’ve been craving a more real connection than a dating experience that feels closer to online shopping.

Has the endless flick of your pointer finger ever made you feel like you’ve got early-onset arthritis?

Then you can chat, swap numbers, meet up, get Catfished, etc. Has anyone actually ended up with someone this way?

Naturally, I had a lot of questions: What are people doing on here?

If someone you “like” happens to “like” you back, you each receive a match notification, which permits you to begin a conversation.