As freshmen, my friends and I giggled abashedly as we downloaded the app, only to swipe sarcastically, we affirmed.Though we stood proudly as anti-slut shamers, we turned a side-eye to those who prowled for casual sex, and even more for long-term relationships.
You find yourself standing on a pack train during rush hour. You’re eyes wonder aimlessly around the carriage, first on posters and adverts, then on a newspaper on the side that you are trying to read upside down.
I simply posed as the subject of my own experiment, and I’m here to relay my personal observations.
Since its release as a 0 million start-up in 2012, Tinder has boasted over 9 billion matches.
Especially with aggressive pick-up lines like, “Your cute wanna fuck? Contrarily, in New York City this past summer, with a much larger swiping vicinity, my coworkers’ solution to all my dating woes was always, “Have you ever tried Tinder?
” In the Big Apple, dating apps aren’t taboo; they’re simply ways to make an isolating city intimate, a way to meet like-minded individuals you typically wouldn’t.
*Disclaimer: All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals.