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But if the passion isn’t there, she’s quick to cut things off. Sometimes they did the typical getting-to-know-you activities—going to the movies, cooking dinner at her condo. With a series of quick clicks and swipes, she can schedule dates with a new guy, sometimes two, every day—mostly coffees, which are a good way to see if the attraction she feels from a photo measures up in person.

If a prospect seems promising, she might agree to a future drink.

If not, he’s eliminated from the “roster,” which is the term Valerie and her friends use to describe the collection of Tinder guys they are simultaneously messaging or dating.

These women are part of a generation reared on Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer—ambitious, fearless and wildly confident about what they want.

It launched on American university campuses in September 2012 and, like Facebook, slowly trickled out into the non-collegiate world.