Sunday, 26 January 2014

Tinder Review - what's this all about?

A collection of awkward Tinder messages. Image credit:

Tinder is all over the place at the moment. You can barely walk from one room to the next without someone saying something about the hot, new dating app.

A few of my friends recently persuaded me that I needed to download Tinder on my phone. After going through the initial 'Why on earth would I go on a dating website?' stage, I finally succumbed to the addiction that is Tinder.

Tinder is a very simple concept. The app tunes in to your location and and shows you photos of Tinder users in the nearby area. You then have to either 'like' or 'nope' this person.

Once you have 'liked' someone if they have liked your photo too then you become a 'match' and you're able to speak to one another.

This app is incredibly judgmental - you are essentially, like any other dating website, selecting someone based on what they look like. So what did I do? I decided to treat this app with caution.

Once some matches had gone through I was shocked at the stream of messages I got from horny guys asking me what I was doing that night.

In disbelieve I read this messages, shocked that someone would ask a stranger out on a date after speaking to them for less than 10 minutes.

No human interaction is involved in this at all and yet some twit has already decided that you're the 'babe' he wants to have coffee with (and probably something else as well).

Is this what dating in the modern age has come to? A few likes of a pictures leads to a few dates? Is this social networking gone mad? Whilst same people seriously use this app, I can only see the fun and humorous side to it. What ever happened to the good old fashioned boy meets girl?

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