The conclusion seems to be that the Dutch are waving goodbye to traditional (and formal) meeting places in favour of a more laid-back approach.As Lien Louwagie, Community Director at Twoo, explains: “Every month, more than 140,000 Dutch people use Twoo to expand their social network, and this number continues to grow.
In fact, the secret items actually outnumber the items legitimately on the menu. If you order a Flying Dutchman, “Flying Dutchman” prints out on your receipt. There is lots of information out there on the Internet about the secret menu, but no one seems to have gotten it all, and a lot of what is out there is just plain wrong.
Dutch use of social discovery sites like Twoo appears to be changing, and meeting new people in person is becoming increasingly important.
In a recent study, we found that Holland leads the way in Western Europe when it comes to meeting online contacts in real life, with two-thirds of Dutch respondents having transferred their friendships from their devices to the outside world. What’s the secret to successfully building on the connections you’ve made online? 44% of our Dutch members claimed that they were looking for friendship, ahead of 34% who were seeking romance with a potential partner.
Are you feeling the urgent need to hump someone in the general vicinity in the next seventeen minutes? Thanks to an ingenious GPS-based app called Grindr, gay men have been hooking up with other guys by whipping out their phones when they're horny. In an effort to divine the answer, Marshall Sella wades into the new world of "location-based" love The mechanics of it were simple.
Now the tech visionary who founded Grindr is launching a version for straight people. I'd be milling around a trendy Sunset Boulevard dive, or lounging in a French Roast restaurant about a block from where I live in Manhattan. The photos came in a few varieties: guys trying hard to look really bored though super-cool; nude, hirsute torsos; guys doing that ridiculous bathroom-mirror self-portrait in which the subject always looks surprised even though he himself has just snapped the shot.