Looking at Tinder in more detail using four waves of data from August 2014 to May 2015 – a sample of 4,000 interviews – the gender split in Irish people using Tinder is about in favour of men.

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IRELAND’S ATTITUDE TO dating and, in particular, online dating has changed.

Research compiled by Ipsos MRBI shows that, as of May, about 5% of Irish people aged 15+ have a Tinder account – that is about 180,000 people.

This figure has remained relatively static for the last year.

Once a quarter, Ipsos MRBI contacts 1,000 people aged 15 and over by telephone to discuss their social networking habits.

Sharon tells us she is seeking to “meet someone that I have chemistry with, have some nice dates and a good evening”.

“My workmates and flatmates were on it and London seems to have this dating scene where single people are all actively dating a few times a week.It’s not unusual to see a group of girls in a bar all on Tinder comparing matches.” So, what’s the best Tinder date she’s had? The guy that burped in a waitress’s face, the guy that was still living with his ex and told me every single detail of his break up – with dog pictures, the guy that made everything I said in to a sexual innuendo, the guy that kept trying to kiss me while I ate, the guy that got so drunk I had to carry him home while he shouted at people.“I was nursing a broken heart and had just moved to London so it seemed quite new and exciting.It was a way to date without having any pressure or hassle.” “There’s also no mutual friend or connection so there are no responsibilities or consequences if someone acts like a complete asshole.It is based on a few filtered pictures and short dates so you can’t ever be really sure what you are getting yourself in for.No guy is going to say in their tagline ‘I’m an emotional mess who will wreck your head as soon as you start to like me and take all the angst I have for my mother out on you (I’ll also cancel our fourth date ten minutes before by text)’.