So my roommate just met a girl on tinder. What is tinder you ask? It is dating app where you pick three pictures and a few words about yourself and then other can see your picture. They swipe right if they like what they see and left if they don’t. If you both swiped right then it tells you that you have a match and you can now chat on tinder. Very simple, but very superficial. My roommate told me “don’t knock it until I try it.” So I downloaded it and gave it a shot. He said he originally downloaded it as a joke and didn’t actually think that he would actually meet someone. He jokingly said that there are two rules that you must abide by when you use tinder.
1. If you see someone you know, you have to like them so if they like you, later you can jokingly hit on them and make things really awkward.
2. When swiping left and right you have to say your thoughts out loud as you reject people. I must say there was something very empowering about this.
So here I was swiping left and right saying things like…
“Looks like a douche bag.”
“Looks too old.”
“Looks too short.”
“Looks like a creeper.”
Notice how every single one starts with looks? Here I was being extremely judgmental about every single guy that I saw. The best part about it? THEY WILL NEVER KNOW I REJECTED THEM. It was like I was a soldier… left, left, left, right, left. I was in a battle all right. A battle of finding a good man based off one little picture on this stupid little app with a stupid little name. What does tinder even mean?
But I felt slightly guilty for completely judging people on just looks, so I started looking at people’s tiny little profiles. One said, “I’m a professional tweeter.” REALLY?! You’re 27 and that is the first thing you want people to know about you? You literally could have said 10 million more intelligent things. Another one said “Arizona till Thursday.” This is when I realized this apps true intentions. It was a hook up app. That’s all it is. I’m cute, your cute, and I’m in the same area you are. Lets hook up. GREAT. Well I am not going to take the time to sift through the million creepers to find that ONE good guy… who probably doesn’t even take the time to use the app anyways.
I deleted the app… and I am marching on in the quest for Mr. Right… I think that it is going to take a little bit more then swiping right to find him.
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