Has Tinder replaced dating with hookup culture?

Story highlights

  • The proliferation of dating apps like Tinder has created an easy marketplace for casual sex
  • Mel Robbins: Human behavior has not really changed, you don't need app to be promiscuous

Mel Robbins is a CNN commentator, legal analyst, best-selling author and keynote speaker. In 2014, she was named outstanding news talk-radio host by the Gracie Awards. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

(CNN)Tinder, the popular dating app, recently had a meltdown on Twitter over an article in Vanity Fair about today's harrowing hookup culture -- one that is fueled by the proliferation of online dating apps. After reading "Tinder and the Dawn of the 'Dating Apocalypse'," I must say that I feel like I should bath in Purell.

The article, by Nancy Jo Sales, looks at how apps like Tinder, Hinge and OkCupid have created an unbelievably easy marketplace for casual sex. The most alarming aspect of the article is that it reads as 100% accurate. Moreover, the issue that the article nods at, but doesn't dig into, is that dating sucks for women.
Take Alex, for example, a guy on Wall Street who tells the reporter that he's sleeping with 100 women a year, thanks to the larger "sample size" of women he