I’m kidding. But that really did happen upon my first and last trial of Tinder. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Tinder is a dating app. You login through Facebook and view the “available” men or women in your surrounding area. Swipe right if you find that person attractive or interesting. And swipe left if not. “Nope” appears across their face when you swipe left: classy!
Many times a bio is left empty, so it becomes a game of “do I find you attractive or not?” It’s not shallow at all.
So I tried it out, naturally… but not in my own city initially. When I visited a girl friend who lives a few states away, I logged in. I wanted to see what it was about.
Several swipes, a few chats and many clever pick-up lines later, I discovered a few truths about men and Tinder:
- They love to fish and show off their big catch.
- All men skydive or climb big rocks.
- Guys, too, take duck selfies- ya know, not with a duck but the ones with the strange pucker face
- It’s weird when you see a gym selfie
- It’s creepy when you see a guy lying in bed with his kitten
- 99% of them do Crossfit
- There are a lot of lonely military men
I logged in to my city when I arrived back from my trip. After a few swipes of “nope,” seeing a guy I once dated, and seeing a few I know who are married or in relationships, I decided that the app would be deleted immediately. I don’t have time to filter through cheesy pick-up lines or questions alluding to sex in order to discover someone who actually wants to get to know me.
I asked a guy friend of mine if he had ever tried it out. He said that he went on three dates. “One brought a backpack on the date in hopes of staying over at my place.” He told her it wasn’t going to happen.
While he says, he’s met several interesting people and has made new friends, I think I am going to stick to the traditional way of meeting people.
As far as Nutella being licked off my body, maybe he should have suggested a less messier option like whipped cream (kidding, of course).
What do you think about Tinder? Do you think it’s a good way to meet people? Is it just a hook-up app?
Article by Brittany Windle