This is 30: Tinder

Ladies, let’s talk about online dating real quick.

I’ve been divorced for some time but I just recently got out of a relationship (if you can even call it that) with a man I’d been seeing for over a year and a half. I’m not even remotely close to being emotionally ready to jump back on the dating wagon but last weekend when I found myself child-free and 4 bottles into a 6-pack of hard cider I downloaded a dating app on my iPhone called Tinder where you basically judge people on their physical appearance to determine if you have a connection.

24 hours and 1 hangover later I had 50 matches on Tinder. FIFTY MATCHES. I went from being single to an online dating slut in a matter of hours. This is real life you guys! You can meet your future soul mate without actually meeting him. All you need is a good selfie and a few witty lines for your bio. Maybe throw a Ghandi or Mother Teresa quote in there so all the men know that you’re profound and intelligent.

Moving on…

I’ve been doing this Tinder thing for a few days now and this is what I’ve found so far.

1.)There are a ton of fish in the sea.
2.)Most of these fish don’t know the difference between “your” and “you’re.”
3.)A large chunk of the male population still thinks using a bathroom mirror selfie of your abs as a profile photo is a good idea.
4.)It’s not uncommon to see pictures of men with tigers. Like, real live, living and breathing tigers. –I don’t even know.

Don’t let this sway your decision to use online dating as a method of meeting someone. I actually know some people who are in great relationships because of online dating. Just, you know, maybe only date the guys that know “your” and “you’re” are not the same thing.

Have you tried online dating? Would you consider it a success or an epic fail?

Photo courtesy of the Yale Daily News.