As many of you know, not too long ago I went on my first date. (If you missed that post you can read it here.) That date was… lets just say less than desirable, but I was okay with that. It just gave me another semi-funny story to tell. So that’s why I didn’t completely dismiss the idea of online dating when a friend suggested I give it a try. I thought if this whole find “Mr Right” on the internet thing didn’t work, at least I would get another blog post out of it… and that’s exactly what I got.
This time I never actually went on a date. I got so creeped out I didn’t even last a whole week online. You see, I think the problem started when I chose Tinder as the avenue I would pursue. I kept hearing people talk about it and on top of that it was free, so I figured it would be a good option. Plus, I knew I wasn’t dedicated enough to actually spend money for something like Match.Com or E-Harmony.
Now for those of you who don’t know what Tinder is, Wikipedia defines it as,
” A mobile app that uses Facebook profiles, to gather users’ basic information and analyzes users’ social graph to match potential candidates who are most likely to be compatible based on geographical location, number of mutual friends and common interests. Based on the results of potential candidates, the app allows the user to anonymously like or pass them. If two users like each other then it results in a “match” and Tinder introduces the two users and opens a chat.”
According to the people at Tinder, “Its like real life, but better”. Yeah, I’m not so sure about the better part, but I did notice that it definitely does mimic some basic human interactions. Here are 10 other observations I made from my week on Tinder.
- Its like playing Russian Roulette
- You can’t accurately judge someone’s height or weight via a photo. Not that it matters I’m just saying.
- Holding up random hand signs is the guy version of duck lips
- About 30% of the guys have their girlfriends in their profile photos… 😐
- I didn’t realize my city had a large number of over grown frat boys
- There’s a creepy chance you will see an old teacher from high school on there, I know I did…
- Everyone likes Southwest Airlines
- I see way too many people I already know
- I judge people based on our mutual friends
- I live in a huge metropolitan area but Tinder does not reflect that diversity
Have you tried Tinder? What are your thoughts? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.