“I was serious about having a relationship with someone but then Tinder happened.”
In the recent turn out of events, swiping left or swiping right is the new best way to find your soul mate/hook up buddy. In the age of Tinder, love letters are replaced by pick up lines and Tinder Bios. So, basically to sum it all up Tinder is the new shaadi.com for dating. From my personal experience on being on Tinder for 6 months on& off, it has resulted in me, contemplating life on Tinder.
EXPECTATION: As it usually goes, I went on Tinder to find a guy, who is smart and witty. All in all I was looking for a decent guy to date.
REALITY: Every single guy I matched with, asked only two questions when? And where?
Unfortunately for me, I was matched with guys who were either looking hook-ups or they would send me weird, creepy messages with a lot of grammatical mistakes (Call me a Grammar Nazi). But the saddest part of this process is the fact that even after having a great conversation with a guy, he turned out to be a “wham bam thank you Ma’am” kind of guy. *sighs*
EXPECTATION: Someone with a funny and attractive bio and interests.
Holy pepperoni, that guy’s bio says he is a novel enthusiast and a Feminist! I’ve got to match with him.
REALITY: Tinder Bios are the most deceiving things you’ll ever see.
Oh god kill me now! He reads Chetan Bhagat for Christ sake! And “Feminist” my butt, he is an effing Misogynistic pig.
EXPECTATION: I am going to find a complete stranger, with close to no mutual connections with; it’s good to meet new people right?
REALITY: Oh hell no! This guy is my ex’s best friend’s NEIGHBOUR!!!
True story, this one time, I matched with a really nice guy and we started talking and I was happy, Tinder was finally working for me but how could my fairy godmother see me happy right? That guy turned out to be my ex’s classmate from school and these guys were good friends apparently; damn you Bro Code damn you!
EXPECTATION: Oh I think I’ve found the right guy, he looks handsome, has a really nice height, bio looks decent, Jaw line is totes goals. I think he’s the ONE.
REALITY: I accidentally swipe LEFT! *sobs*
This happened when I was new to Tinder and was getting used to that swiping thing, so I come across this guy’s profile and I read his bio, I am intrigued and he looks hot so I decide to swipe right but my lady luck wasn’t in my favour so I accidentally swipe LEFT. There goes my dating plans, damn it!
EXPECTATION: I have a feeling that this date is going to be great! The guy seems mature and we’ve been talking a lot lately, we have a lot of things in common.
REALITY: Okay, I need to text my girl friends to get me out of this horrible date! I mean he’s got no manners to talk to a women, he is being a complete moron. I need to get out of here. *CODE RED SITUATION, MISSION ABORT*
So, I went out with this guy I met on Tinder, we decided to meet in a small cafe (Pro tip: schedule all your dates in a public place so that a lot people can see you and hear you screaming if your date is a lunatic.) I reach there on time and guess what that guy has a nerve to show up 20 minutes late on the very 1st date, I let that pass and we started talking, the moment he opened his mouth, I swear I wish he didn’t. Ugh, such a rude jack ass. Halfway through the date I got so bored, I texted my friends to get me out of there ASAP.
EXPECTATION: There are only two types of guys on Tinder: 1) Looking for hook-ups; 2) Looking for an actual relationship (although they come under minority)
REALITY: Turns out there’s a third type as well. These are the type of males whose Tinder bio says, “Not here for relationships or hook-ups, only here to make new friends.”
Yes people, we’ve these creatures on Tinder too. I mean Tinder is the fastest growing ‘DATING APP’. And these humans are here to make new friends. It happens only in India, I tell you.
EXPECTATION: Tinder is a waste of time; you’ll never find someone on Tinder.
REALITY: Even though I’ve not found ‘THE ONE’ I was looking for, I have to admit I’ve made quite a lot of good friends on Tinder with whom I talk casually from time to time. It has helped me in getting out of my comfort zone and meeting new people. So Tinder isn’t a complete waste of time I believe.
So all the Tinderella’s out there, hope you could relate to this and hope you find your Prince Charming, no matter how you meet (even if it’s tinder), all that matters is that you’ve found each other!