First, a quick disclaimer for the record: Because of my marital status, I have never used a dating app and have no plans to do so in the future. For this column, however, I did do some quick research on the genesis of the now widely used term, “Swipe right, Swipe left,” to communicate if one likes something or someone (right) or wants to convey a thumbs-down (left).
The popular online dating app Tinder created this method for those searching for love in all the right or sometimes even wrong places. Suppose one person likes the profile and photo of the second party. In that case, a finger swipe right over the picture shown on the smartphone or tablet can move a potential connection to the next plateau. Conversely, a screen finger gesture left means that it’s sayonara. This is a bilateral process. It takes both participants to ignite a