And just like that, the days of being rejected when out clubbing or trying to pick someone up at a party are a thing of the past.With sex apps there's no muss, no fuss, just the act itself and a handshake on the way out, thank you very much.More accurately, these more accurately named, "sex-finder" apps are designed to help you geo-locate an immediately available, readily accessible romantic or sexual partner much in the same way that Yelp or Citysearch will direct you to a nearby four star sushi bar or Italian deli with a good smartphone and the flick of your index finger. Once downloaded and opened, sex finder apps bring up an instant photo grid of potentially available sex partners, presorted by location, gender, age and/or sexual preference -- all on your smartphone screen.
Feeling safe, with my friends all around, I texted back, asking him to come over and I'd buy him a drink.Megan, a single medical student in her mid-20s, talks about her sex app experience: When out at a club a few months ago I decided to give one of these apps a try and turned on Blendr.I swear, in less than two minutes this guy I'd never met or seen -- David -- started texting me.The Dangers of Convenient Sex Unfortunately, much like a casino app in the hands of a compulsive gambler, those struggling with sexual addiction and similar sexual problems see sex finder apps as the equivalent of crack cocaine. Rico's story aside, sex finder apps have for most healthy people generated a reliable new source of casual romantic and sexual encounters, offering a readily available, mostly free source of brief sexual encounters and connection. One important recommendation for anyone choosing to enter the "friend finder" world is to make sure they have genuine clarity about what it is they want.
And, as with all addictions, whether to substances or behaviors, the consequences to the active abuser can be profound. If you're devoted to finding a spouse or long-term partner, a traditional dating website is probably a much better option than Blendr.Thanks to smartphone apps, seeking and finding fast hot casual sex has become, much like real estate, all about location. Before long using the app started to take over whatever free time I had.