Tinder, you odd but fascinating app.
The place where millions (50 million users to be exact) 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 or 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 My Boyfriend, Ryan.
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 and make sure you are following our blog by clicking here, so you never miss a post -G,x