If you’re in your twenties/thirties living in London you’ve probably come across Tinder by now.
Not to be confused with Grindr, Tinder is a great app for those singletons who would like a good laugh, it’s all very tongue and cheek. It links to your facebook (though will post nothing on there, do not fear) you can select up to 5 photos and have a cheeky tag line. Something like winter is coming or i‘m kind of a big deal are pretty regular.
You set up your preferences for age, gender, location and start saying yes or no to the prospective people. When you both say yes, it’s a match and you can chat. You can also see mutual friends on facebook with prospective matches.
This app is really good fun, especially for playing with friends, and sadly exciting when you get a match. In all honesty, some people will try and get lucky straight away on it but, others will date you and some will match and just chat.
It’s exactly what you want to make it and what’s more, you can see the cringey profiles of your friends from time to time which is just golden.
Profiles are varied obviously, but strangely enough most guys on the app seem to have some picture at a tiger sanctuary and many opt for the shameless puppy pictures to grab a girl’s attention.
Lots of guys have photos with celebrities also. The best one I’ve seen, was a guy with Kate Hudson, and he went for the awkward hover hand. That’s a photo he isn’t getting to re-do anytime soon.
All in all, I recommend Tinder for a good laugh if you’re bored on your lunch break or chilling at home after work, but I’d take it at face value as something purely for fun, though I look forward to the imminent Daily Mail stories about love found on Tinder.
Further reference point: http://tinderrejections.tumblr.com/