Her past two relationships started with men she met at Alcoholics Anonymous.
With the first, she thought the pair could “save each other.” They dated for nearly two years and he is the father of her two-year-old daughter, Madison.
“When we walk into a bar, 90 per cent of initial attraction is based on physical appearance.” Grenier, 52, says youth aren’t becoming more superficial, they’ve simply found another medium to make the same evaluations as they did before.
“Before you used to have to go to a bar, you had to take a class or you had to introduce yourself in a line a grocery store or be introduced by a friend,” he says.
She downloaded Tinder in January and has been on six or seven dates since.
“I had a little bit of nerves, but I just had a gut feeling that I knew he was who he was.” Cassie had taken precautions; she told a friend she would send a message in case she needed to be rescued from the date.
It has been one of the top 20 apps downloaded by Canadians in Apple’s i OS Store this year, according to App Annie.
Since the app’s launch in September 2012, Tinder claims it has facilitated half a billion matches, most of them between people 18 to 24.
“It is addicting ’cause if you’re bored you just pull it up,” she says.
Cassie has loved a lot in her 24 years, but hasn’t, until recently, spared some for herself.