I MET MY BOYFRIEND ON TINDER
Oh Tinder, you odd but fascinating app.
The place where millions (
) swipe their finger left and right to show their affection. The place where you prove yourself by posting a few photos, writing a thought provoking paragraph on your life and you as a person
a place that you both join to see what the craze is about, start talking after a few days on the app and eventually become boyfriend and girlfriend.
Also known as Me and
You see I actually looked down on Tinder. The app didn't make any sense to me. Why would I sign up for something where I and others would judge people on their looks? I like to know someone's personality, yes being attracted to someone physically is important too, but personality is so key.
Anyway, after doing a live stream on YouNow I was told that someone had created a fake account of me on Tinder in Singapore... pretty worrying. Obviously, I created a profile to try and get rid of the fake one but this is where I realised that you only find profiles that are within a proximity to you... so Grace Mandeville in Singapore is still out there.. excellent. Anyways seeing as a profile was made it was only fair that I tried out the app? Right?
Fast forward a few days of swiping, a few matches and a few boring conversations with people. I wondered, how do you know if someone is worth meeting or not. You can actually tell if someone has an interesting personality or not because guess what? 99% of the people on Tinder are so flippin' boring and you'll find that if you can keep a conversation going for a while that it probably means something good (and well, you're already attracted to them because you liked their pictures) - so now for the meeting.
Ryan, (my boyfriend) is the first person I physically met through Tinder. And you know, I was so worried that I was turning up to meet an old crusty man who had catfished me. Instead, Ryan actually looked much better in person than his photos on Tinder- BEST SURPRISE because his photos were pretty beautiful (soppy, I know). I'll add here that I made sure we met somewhere surrounded by lots of people and I was careful about going on a date with a stranger - we didn't meet in a random park at night,
don't do that, please!
But we did go on many more date's after that and we have now been Boyfriend and Girlfriend for 8 lovely months.
Moral of the story; sometimes it's good to try new things and sometimes you might be pleasantly surprised- boy was I! Have you ever tried a dating app, or know someone who has? Let's get a discussion going below.