I say this as though I’m proud of it, but I’ve used almost every dating app you can possibly imagine – Tinder, Plenty of Fish, Bumble, Hinge. You name it, and I’ve tried it out, almost always out of curiosity more than hoping to find ‘the one’. Tinder can be a pretty murky and confusing place to navigate, at best but it’s where I find myself the most as you’ll know if you’ve read my previous dating posts. I’ve learnt a lot on my dating app travels, and I wanted to impart my wisdom – things that, in my opinion, you should do, and things you absolutely, definitely should not do – when trying to attract the opposite sex..
Across the four years I’ve been on the app, I’ve probably read roughly a billion bios, received a million messages, and heard a huge amount of, quite frankly, absolute crap on Tinder. Tinder is a minefield of lies, deceit, and over-exaggeration, with a small amount of truth intertwined, and it can be challenging, to say the least, to work out exactly where you stand.
After a while though, you become accustomed to every smooth-talking, tall, dark and handsome man that owns a super cute dog and has a dreamy smile – and begin to decipher what it is they actually mean when they attempt to convince you that they’re ‘not like other guys’..
No matter how hard I try, whenever I find myself single, I always gravitate back to Tinder. I don’t know what’s worse about the app – the awful use of gifs, the appalling chat up lines, or the sheer desperation of some people to gain followers on social media by saying “they rarely go on here” – I wish I could, but I just cannot help myself! Swiping through guy after guy is interesting to say the least, but there are certain ‘people’ you are just bound to meet..