So you end up tussling with, or mating with, or just chatting with, the more attractive members of your own preferred socioeconomic group.If your group wasn’t on average so sexy to begin with, well at least at the top end it just got a big upgrade in terms of your actual access to attractiveness.
Most young singles don’t know their value in the dating marketplace.
And many “connection” services post this information in one form or another as part of the profile.
If need be, in general equilibrium bars can adjust their exclusiveness levels to match better to a world-with-Tinder, so that bar patrons are not lured into socioeconomically mistaken “honey pot” marriages.) Most of all, Tinder gets you out more.
(If you wish, break this down into a positive-sum compatibility component and a competitive zero-sum component; unlike Clooney the milkman may not gain on the latter.) Finally, Tinder may make it easier for married people to find casual sex, again if they have the right qualifications.
Therefore those marrieds may, earlier on, decide to choose a spouse on the grounds of IQ and education, again boosting assortative mating in terms of those features.