entertainment award of the year


Who here has been on Tinder?  If you haven’t been or don’t know someone who has, you are missing out on one of the most entertaining apps of the year (2013 technically but who’s keeping track).

Dating these days has become such a game, all played out in bars or online.  If you aren’t too serious, but are looking for someone, you would sign up for free sites such as Plenty of Fish or OkCupid.  If you want more of a serious relationship and are ready to settle down, you would go for more of the Match.com or eHarmony route.  This isn’t an exhaustive list, but it gets you started.


Well…whats a girl to do if she isn’t seriously looking, because she’s perfectly content with being an independent lady, but she wouldn’t mind having someone around if the right person came along? She downloads TINDER.  It’s more of a shallow game app than anything, but it gets the job done.  Seeing that I have a shopping addiction and very high standards for men, this app is a girls best friend.

There are times, however, when I question what ever happened to the good old days with courting a young women the old fashion way?  Sometimes I will just call up my grandfather and ask him to talk about his dating experiences, where I listen to the story about how he and my grandmother first met.  It is a breath of fresh air to know once upon a time you didn’t have to be at a bar or on the internet to find someone worth while.


Anyways…for those of you that have never used the app, here are a few details to help get you caught up to the simplicity and shallowness of this mind blown app.

1) Tinder finds out who likes you nearby and connects you with them if you are also interested.  It’s all anonymous until someone you like, likes you back.

2) All you have to do is select a few pictures of yourself for your profile, select what age you are interested in, and how far away someone can live.  You can also type up a little about yourself in the comments section to show your personality (completely optional).

3) Then Tinder will populate candidates that you can swipe through (to the right = yes, to the left = no) to see if you are at all interested.

4) Finally, any matches that you have swiped yes, if they are also interested, a message will pop up that you are a match and you can begin talking.


What I have found since adding this app a few months ago, is that good men are hard to come by, and men (sometimes boys) do not know how to choose decent pictures to represent themselves.  If I see one more picture of a guy holding a fish in camo gear I think I’m finally going to have to agree with the stereo types.

Anyways, what I thought I would do is a little Sex in the City by sharing with you some of my experiences while being on Tinder.  Now…most of the stories I will share over the next few weeks are mine, but I do have a couple sprinkled in that are friends experiences as well and are just too juicy to not share!  I hope you enjoy them and learn from some of their mistakes or some of our learning’s!

Its going down.  I’m yelling TINDER!

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