Tinder is the world's most popular dating app. More than 9 billion matches have been made through Tinder. Try Tinder and you'll see why Time magazine called Tinder "The World's Hottest App."
Everyone is authenticated: everyone on Tinder is authenticated through Facebook. In addition to verifying identity, this also allows us to display things like common friends and common interests to give you context when you're deciding whether to swipe right (Note that we never post anything to Facebook)
No one likes to admit that they've actively used a dating website or app, even something as casual as Tinder. We're not that thirsty. But let's look at numbers here—the New York Times recently noted that about 50 million people use Tinder every month, and this results in more than 1 billion profile swipes per day on the app. One billion. One. Billion.
To hide the shame behind the stigma, I've had friends and colleagues claim that rather than take Tinder seriously, they say that it's just a "game" or they're doing it "just for fun." I can't deny it—it's an ego booster, for sure. Like most people, I first heard of the app while hanging out with a few friends and thought, Why not? And I'll admit it: The thrill of getting a match made me feel pretty good.
And then the messages started flowing in—mostly boring starters, like "hey, what do you like to do for fun?" One began with a stone emoji, others with rude, aggressive comments. But I found that within the mix, there were some guys out there who actually had something interesting to say. And, to my surprise, actually seemed generally sweet and fun to go out with.
And so began my five-month stint of Tinder dates—some at bars, dinners, museums, the most interesting being a live-jazz brunch and even an impromptu Noah and the Whale concert. I did meet a few guys that I ended up going on second, third, and fourth dates with, so I have to give Tinder some props, but the disaster dates? Those I'll never forget. Dating is a privilege, and although some dates ended up disastrous, there's a lesson to learn from each of them. Mainly, how to behave in order to score the second date. That is, if you're into this person. Below, some advice and lessons learned from my online-dating journey.
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