Okay, so you have probably seen or heard of Tinder. It’s the online dating app… well, I am not sure if it should be called dating…
So, this thing called Tinder. It is pretty easy to set-up, it syncs with Facebook, so you should have photos handy. All you get is a pic, age, and how geographically close your match is to you. How do you get a match? Well, you have a stack of cards, and you see the main pic. You can tap it once and look for more photos, and see a short blurb that the person wrote.
Now, for the fun part. You swipe right if you think you like them. You swipe left if you don’t. Now, if you swipe right, and he swipes right then you are a match.
If you swipe left, you never see them again.
So, it all starts off more like a meat-market, and I am not really sure where it all leads after that.
I do have some observations though.
- Some men do not know how to choose a photo.
- Why on earth would you not have a photo?
- Spelling and grammar are important.
- I tend to swipe left if you have girls hanging all over you. (That is weird.)
- How is that some people manage to look like DB? Do they not see it?
- This really is pretty shallow.
- Wait. If we matched… now what?
- People are crazy.
I have seen a couple of people I know, and a couple of people I know are MARRIED! Come on guys, we live in a pretty small town. Does your wife know that you are on Tinder, and only looking for “Fun, nothing serious?” You are a jerk. Why is it that some men just do not seem to take marriage vows seriously?
Tinder is weird. You are probably not going to have an emotional connection and get all tender unless you spend a lot of time on there, however maybe it is just a numbers game. I can see why it was initially for hook- ups. Not sure what else it is good for.
So, what is proper Tinder etiquette? If you see a friend or work acquaintance, should you swipe right? I mean, what if they swipe right on you, and you never match?
So far, I think I have always swiped left on people I know. I cannot figure out what the intention of Tinder is… are these supposed to be people who I would like to hang out with? Or people I want to HANG Out with? I am just not sure. I guess I will keep playing on here, seeing whether I meet interesting people. I will mostly swipe left.
Although, what would happen if I always swiped right? Would that mean that I am open-minded? I suppose that could be an interesting experiment. Let’s see what will happen if I only swipe right. Maybe I will learn something.