They broke the ice by talking about their memorable Tinder dates.
THE STIGMA IS FADINGAitcheson senses that the stigma once attached to meeting people through technology is fading.
"I also like the fact you're not seeing everybody that's seeing you.
I hate that thing about online dating – notifications that say 'these people are looking at you.' I like that you match if they think the same thing, or if they like you." TYPES TO AVOIDYou quickly learn the types to avoid, says Joanna: men whose photos feature a gun, a motorbike, or their ex-partner.
"Based on the people I know on Tinder, it is a little less serious, more 'lets hook up and have sex'." IN PRAISE OF TINDER Not so, says Hamish Aitcheson, a Tinder-using 57-year-old father of two.
While he's encountered plenty of people looking for a one night stand or just having a laugh, there are hundreds of Kiwis over 40-50 using Tinder to find romance.
"Traditionally, you'd roll up to a bar, have a couple of drinks and take a chance.