Left Swipe

August 30th 2013

Dating use to be so simple. You would meet a guy, see if you clicked, and move on if it didn’t work out.

IMG_0129With Tinder being all the rage in the lives of the 20 something college kid, I constantly hear people discussing their latest matches and conversations. When I decided to play around with the app, I found it comical. Most of the time, I simply questioned the profile choices of potential suitors. What made you think that picture of you doing a keg stand is going to make all of the ladies give you a quick right swipe?

Essentially, if you have never used Tinder, it is quite simple. You connect the app to your Facebook, and it searches through your friends connections for matches, and your surrounding area. You left swipe if you do not like the person, and right swipe if you find the person attractive.

Is this what dating has come to in the 21st century? Simply swiping people out of your life if you so choose? It just seems so…shallow. With technology advancing at such a rapid pace, we see individuals at the bar with their phone in hand, instead of chatting to the attractive character next to them. While this technology is supposed to make life easier, it actually adds layers of complication. With dating apps changing as fast as the updates on your Iphone, how are we supposed to keep up?

Finding out more and more about a person before you even meet has become as simple as clicking a button, or the scroll of your thumb thanks to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vine. You can almost find out if you’re going to like the person before you sit down with them. Is this a benefit or a disadvantage? I’ve heard arguments from both sides. Personally, I would rather find out about someones interests from…well…them.

While I am not an avid “Tinderer,” I did get a good laugh out of it and thought I would share it with you all. enjoy!

One Comment on “Left Swipe

  1. I stopped using tinder a few weeks ago… too many douches for my liking lol. My coworker showed me cliqie.com and I’m a big fan of that over the others in terms of actually meeting people vs. just entertainment. It has a different approach that feels less sketchy cause you and your friends essentially act as “wingmen”. I like that it helps you find things to do too. Skout’s okay too, but still has it’s fair share of creepers

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