How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tinder: A Reflection on America’s Favorite Pastime

Never used Tindr before, but I thought it was interesting!

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DISCLAIMER: MOM AND DAD, I PROMISE I’M BEING SAFE OUT IN NEW YORK. NO, I’M NOT GOING TO MEET UP WITH THE CRAIGSLIST KILLER. OK, LOVE YOU.


Everyone knows about Tinder. In case you don’t: Tinder is a “dating” app for smartphones in which you look at people’s pictures and a brief bio, then swipe left if you don’t like them, and right if you do. If two people swipe right for each other, they get to talk to each other. They may then get to know each other, exchange phone numbers, nudes, etc.

The swiping/match factor is pretty genius. Automatically, you’re facing a lot less direct rejection. Perfect for horribly awkward introverts AND douchey men who don’t like to get their ego stepped on. It also makes Tinder game-like. There’s a competitive nature in trying to make sure every single person you swipe right is also a match. (The…

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