I tried to avoid Tinder for as long as I could. Tinder’s reputation as a hook up app didn’t align with my goals for a serious relationship, so what was the point??
A couple of months ago my friend kept telling me I needed to go on there. She pulled out her phone and showed me the guys she’s been talking to on there but has yet to meet. They were cute… So on that Sunday afternoon, after a few drinks, I decided to download Tinder and go for it.
It was pretty addictive. The game aspect of the app was fun; Swipe Left.. Swipe Right.. Here’s a match… and there’s a match. I started chatting to a few guys right away, but could tell the Tinder conversation was different than the other sites/apps I used.
These guys wanted to text forever!! It took me two weeks to get an actual date planned, and my first date from Tinder was the first time I had ever not gotten asked on a second date!! WTH?? More on that later…
- Tinder is for the guy just out of a relationship. 3 out of 4 guys I went out with just got out of long term relationships of 5 or more years.
- Tinder is for the guy just starting out with Online Dating who doesn’t want to put the effort in to write a real profile (quote from one of my boys).
- Tinder is for the crazy guy who is really self-absorbed and is in his late 30s or early 40s and has never been in a real relationship. Says he wants one, but will likely die alone.
If you’re looking to have some fun and nothing serious, Tinder is for you.
As Bobby said..
“And if you find a Tinder Roni that is right for you…Make it official, Give her your love, ooh, yeah!”
And please let me know about it. I’d love to hear a good Tinder story.
P.S. The best thing to come out of tinder so far is the title of this blog post that was inspired by one of my tinder dates. He actually used this as a term in conversation! Shout out to him for that.