Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Trying Tinder

A good guy friend loaded Tinder on my phone last week. In case you aren’t familiar, it is an app that links to your facebook profile. You choose which pics from FB you want to display and you have the option to provide a brief profile freehand.

You are served up pics from people who are within a certain distance that you specify and if you like them you swipe right and if you aren’t interested, you swipe left and contact is lost for all eternity. Only about 50% of the people seem to have profiles so half the time you are deciding on pictures alone.

If you swipe right on someone and the swipe right for you, you are matched and then have the option to instant message each other through the app.

In 4 days I’ve been matched 60 times and have had contact with 30 people!  It’s insane!  The good thing is it is much less intense than match.com because you already know that the other person must be semi-interested. And since it is only instant messages, there are no long emails to create from your mustered up wit.

I don’t know if anything will come of this, but it is definitely fun and after a break from dating, it is sort of refreshing to feel like I’m connecting with new guys...even if it is superficial for the moment :)

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