Smartphones have changed the dating game immensely in the last few years.
Now, choosing your potential mate (or one-night stand) is just a matter of swiping on your phone.
I also love the moments feature where you can share things with your existing matches.
If a match turns out to be a dud, hitting unmatch is always an option.
One thing that irks me are the “errors” that happen since they rolled out the pro accounts (they give you the option to re-do your last swipe).
This has happened to me so many times now: I swipe right on someone cute, the next person is not cute so I swipe left, just as I release it shows me the previous guy so I accidentally swipe left on the cute one instead.
They’ll be using pseudonyms for the sake of human decency.
Tinder’s strongest point is the fact that you can only talk to someone if you’ve mutually liked each other.
There’s that extra-special ‘kilig’ factor, plus you won’t be bothered by anyone you don’t want to be bothered by.
It’s also a huge deal that you always view profiles in complete anonymity; I wouldn’t want to come off as a perv – even if I sometimes am. You might get a little sick of swiping left after a while but hey, at least you’re sure that the only one who gets to talk to you are people you’ve already pre-approved.
This feels so much like Friendster when it comes to viewing profiles.
You always see who checks you out every single time, and the free version has no real privacy settings so basically anyone can ogle you whenever they please.
It’s good if you like the person, but otherwise it makes me feel kind of violated.