I started up on Tinder for the first time last year right after I made a post about Online Dating, give it a go, which you can view HERE. After traveling for the last few months overseas, tinder became an easy way to meet cool people while I was jumping from city to city. I admit I deleted it and re-downloaded it a lot. After breaking up with my boyfriend, coming home to have all my friends be swamped with exams, and facing looking for a new job, the last two weeks being home Tinder has introduced me to some really cool people.
To date, Tinder is the only socially acceptable form of online dating. In saying that, even if your friends don’t admit to being on it, there is a high chance that they are on it anyway. Tinder is full of people looking to Hook Up, Hangout or even both. Most people will allude to wanting to ‘make new friends’, ‘hook up’, ” have some no strings attached ” or start a ‘long term relationship’.
Tinder isn’t only for singles, its also used by people in relationships who either want a 3 way or want to have an ego boost by matching with someone.
Since Tinder is a game for anyone who is shallow it does stroke the ego to know other people find you attractive, in saying that you have the people who will just swipe right to anyone and cull the flock later (cough cough mainly boys… and Even the guy Ive been seeing does it).
I have been seeing a few guys who I have met off Tinder, none of them are the stereotypical douchebag I was expecting, my favourite two are:
- Cody, The emotionally unavailable, reckless, bad boy
- Tom, The somewhat different Police Officer
These two guys are polar opposites, Tom is so well mannered and loves to go out on dates, while Cody is 100% more interested in watching movies and drinking beer. While both have been vetoed by my friends, I still have continued to see them. While Tom does treat me significantly better, Cody is rebounding like crazy, which you can read about HERE.