It still shocks me how often it happens; only recently a guy said “I’ve never slept with a black girl, am I missing out?I feel like I am.” Obviously I shut him down right then because FYI someone’s skin colour doesn’t make a difference, but it’s shocking how many guys think this is acceptable to ever say to someone.
A guy and me randomly hit it off over a mutual like for Marketing.
We talked and talked and I couldn’t help but feel like something really special was blossoming; we eventually met up and it was just as great as I’d hoped it would be.
I’ve been on and off Tinder for just over a year now, and to say some of my experiences have been rather interesting would be an understatement.
I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when I joined—I just knew it was a dating app that really seemed to be blowing up.
A new generation of apps is matching people who are looking for friendship, not romance, with features that wouldn't look out of place on Tinder or OKCupid. VINA, Monarq and Wiith connect people with similar views and lifestyles.
While photos still play a role, the focus is more on compatibility than looks.“We’re a lot more data-driven,” Olivia June Poole, co-founder and CEO of Hey! “We’re really focused on understanding you holistically as a person, as opposed to it being a game of ‘hot or not.’”Hey! Users answer questions about their interests, personality and goals, post a photo, and the apps match them up for a coffee date, museum outing or whatever other activity they may be into. It lets people create events (for example, brunch or cocktails), invite other users to join, and then accept or reject those who show interest.
I feel like in the UK we’re big on ‘hook-up culture’, and I know people will always be into hook-ups, but I’d like to think that in the future Tinder will become a platform for more serious relationships.
I know the app probably won’t change drastically, but hopefully it won’t be as difficult for a relationship to come out of it—if that’s what you’re looking for.
I started to hear all these stories about a friend of a friend who had gone for a few drinks with a guy from Tinder and now they were looking at holidays together. Although I was getting more matches, the guys seemed different.
I was definitely a little jealous, so it was back to the app store, armed with a bunch of hot new selfies and ready to find my own Prince Charming . It was like all the sweet guys that had once been known to roam around the app had turned into horny little wild animals.