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It totally makes sense – more options, even if they’re not all 100% what you want, equal more hookup opportunities for guys, while for girls, fewer matches mean fewer creeps texting you at 2 a.m. It’s not a super significant number – and really, I had almost three times as many matches, which is totally what should have happened according to those Times statistics – but it gets bad when you look at the messages. I don’t want to start our look through the messages on a totally negative note.In order to get more results, and maybe a message for Doug, we kept our profiles going for a month, each day swiping right on another 20 people. Seriously, #notallmen (rolling my eyes, you can too) on Tinder were terrible to me. Oh, and of course, there are men that don’t read your profile and just want pictures of your tits. From the very first message, guys I am hoping did not read my profile invited me over to chill out, watch a movie and let them completely dominate me.
For so many of my single friends, Tinder has become a necessary evil.
Yes, it’s full of complete assholes begging for nudes from the get-go, but you know, a girl will still hold out for the right person amid a slushpile of grunted boob requests.
Since I’ve been in a serious relationship with my boyfriend Doug for nearly two years now, Tinder has never been necessary to me.
Still, I’ve always found it curious how the app has the tagline “It’s How People Meet,” so different from other dating apps, which put the focus on love and connection and building relationships.
In contrast, Tinder seems so casual, and the way Tinder tries endlessly to market itself as wholesome and friendly makes it appear as though you could go on there to find friends just as much as you could to find hookups. I didn’t believe the Tinder dating pool would respect a girl who went on the site for any reason other than to meet people to date/hookup with.