“I signed up two months ago and I have already met several girls,” a young man with a degree in accounting and a job as a waiter in a private restaurant tells , as he looks for a connection under the screen name Victor Manuel.
Tinder was chosen as 2014 App of the Year at the Enter. At that time it was estimated it already had more than 50 million users.
Tito’s routine includes reviewing photos and small biographies of network users around him.
“That means that from the beginning of the exchange of messages to the first kiss, it can be less than half an hour,” he says.
“No need to go slowly because everyone who has set up an account on this service is looking to find someone as quickly as possible. With the diplomatic thaw between Cuba and the United States, many Internet services have included the island in their services.
“The days I spend here I go to many parties and I drink a lot of rum,” she says.
But her great goal is “to find sex, all I can, in the shortest possible time.” This Tuesday, Mary had breakfast in the cafeteria of the hotel Habana Libre while connecting with her tablet to the La Rampa wifi. “Then I read more details about their biography and see if there is something I especially like.” So far no one has asked her for money directly, but the Peruvian has given them all “nice gifts, and paid for dinner.” Mary has just discovered the profile of a 20-year-old girl who is studying medicine and presents herself as “very affectionate and ready for everything.” The Cuban has also swiped right on the visitor’s profile and they begin to exchange messages through the application.Having solved the problems of his shyness thanks to the app, Tito already looks like a conqueror and expresses his desire that by the middle of next year, “Tinder will be the talk of Havana.” Mary, a fictitious name, is Peruvian and this December she came to Cuba for the second time in less than a year.A few months ago she had an intense relationship with a young woman from Matanzas living in Havana and has since made many friendships in the city’s LGBTI community.Unlike other dating tools such as Ok Cupid, Match, Meetic and e Darling, this tool avoids long questionnaires and algorithms that seek affinity between one user and another.In its interface, translated into 24 languages and available in 196 countries, you only need to take a quick look to select or remove a candidate.She says she is looking for someone to “have a good time with without worries.” Official statistics show that Cubans are increasingly thinking less of alliances in the style of “until death do us part.” In recent years there has been a decline in legal unions.