YES, I have deleted Tinder. After 4 days. I have failed the challenge. And I can’t believe I am saying this, but I enjoyed those 4 days. From judging how people looked, up to talking non-sense with other people. But alas, like most good things – this, too, is not meant to last.
I’ve had some really interesting conversations on my last day, I even met and talked to someone who I would’ve married… Only if I were not the ‘girl of his dreams’.
Seriously though, I think I’ve encountered fewer perverts so don’t be scared. Most people I talked to were fun, and are just looking for some fun and not boring conversations. Tinder is a fun and different experience. I mean I don’t go out on blind dates, and if it was up to me I don’t want to go out at all. For being a social butterfly, I am weirdly anti-social. But Tinder is one step to leaving one’s anti-social shell. It’s an avenue to be someone you are usually not. People don’t know you so they don’t have judgment of you.
I know 4 days is too short to pass on my judgment and conclusion, but below are my top 3 conclusions based on my limited observations:
1.) When using Tinder, always keep an open mind. Be game. Everyone’s in there to have a bit of fun. So remove that stick out of your ass and just enjoy the non-sense conversations.
2.) Have fun, be fun. During my 4-day trial period, I assumed at least 3 different personas: the “flirty looking just for hook-up” girl, the “innocent it’s my first time” girl, and the “something crawled up in her ass and died” girl. And even though some old perverts are interested on young innocent girls, it’s the “flirty hook-up girl” who got all the “wonderful” end of the conversation.
3.) Don’t believe what you see. Or believe them. It’s actually up to you. But I still believe that half of the users are decepticons spying on us humans. They think themselves to be so clever disguising as cars, but we’re onto them… Right?
Seriously though, Tinder is not a bad social dating app. And also a very good way to pass non-productive time. It’s a fun way to meet new people, and sometimes friends. I guess at the end of the day, you just need to trust your instinct and your judgment of people. Not everyone is good, but not everyone is bad either.
At this day and age, I guess Tinder already is an acceptable way of socializing. Gone are those “people watching” days, and “buying strangers drinks in the bar” days. Why go to the pain of doing that when you can filter them over some application, and go to the said bar already prepared. Applications like these have really changed the rules of the dating game.
I’ve said before that Tinder is the most judgmental app out there, but I take it back. It is the most non-judgmental at the same time judgmental application ever. But it is indeed a judgmental’s paradise. You can like or dislike whoever you want and you can be whoever you eant to be! If you want to be a cat or dog, go for it! Just enjoy the flow, who knows? The one might just be hiding as a “transformer” or a “cat” on Tinder!
A/N: Update on Jonathan the dog. He did like my picture back but he just wanted to know if I have a pussy he can pet… That pervert dog! And he seems so nice in his photo.