Bumble and Hinge are trying to get online daters to meet up in real life

Kristen Duffy, 30, an executive assistant from Brooklyn, N.Y., says she’s been using dating apps like Bumble and Hinge since January. She said she spends a combined $65.97 in membership fees and a little over an hour each day (up to seven hours a week) sifting through potential matches. In the past five months, however, she says she’s only been on three dates.

Most interactions play out like this one: On Monday night, a guy she matched with on Hinge suggested they text. They exchanged small talk for an hour, planning to meet up that Wednesday. They traded messages all day on Tuesday, but when it came time to confirm the date, the guy asked for a “rain check.

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