Swipe left or swipe right… This is now a two-word phrase that is pretty packed with questionable intentions. Sometimes you find someone with whom you have a good conversation, maybe meet up for coffee in the hopes that it doesn’t turn into a story that’s featured on Dateline or Snapped. Sometimes you don’t get past the messaging phase because, well, let’s face it… There are some incredibly “interesting” people on Tinder.
But there’s still luck. The Tinder world has recently expanded and added a few familiar faces, so slow down next time you sit down for Starbucks and a Tinder session because who knows? Maybe you and Hilary Duff will match, or a possible match with Colin Farrell will lead to a conversation worthy enough to be shared on the TinderNightmares Instagram. We can only hope.
The reality is that this app has caught the attention of many, probably yourself included and there’s no shame in it! So you can stop pretending that you’re texting right now, while you’re actually deleting the app. It’s fine, we understand the attraction and we are not here to judge. Especially now that the Tinder pool supposedly includes Charlie Hunnam, Niall Horan, Lindsay Lohan and Lily Allen also seems to enjoy a good bit of Tindering. Whatever their intentions are when downloading the app that has an estimated 50 million visitors a month, the fact remains… They are somewhere on there and so are you. According to the New York Times, though many dating sites such as Match.com and eHarmony have done well, no one has had quite the success that Tinder has encountered. The truth is that studies have now proven that the app’s triumph is very much due to its simplicity and because it is based solely on looks and very little on actual personal information.
Though this seems to be a shallow way of finding people to talk to, or hang out with, or whatever you intend on doing with the people you match up with, shallow is not the appropriate word to be used. Tinder actually allows for users to focus on the subtle hints that each picture includes.
Further studies have also shown that though you may think the hunky guys with multiple shirtless pictures would be swiped right over the lovable, sensitive looking guy, you’d be wrong. Many women were surveyed and more people are team #dadbod than you’d think. The moral of the story here is there is no shame in wanting to connect or have a fun discussion on Tinder, maybe even a celeb. Just remember pepper spray and to have a small, inconspicuous shanking knife on you if you happen to meet up with your Tinder pal… You know…. Just in case.