Swipe Left: Why I Gave Up On Tinder After One Night



By Kevin Vazquez

Waiting for an Uber on a recent Saturday night, my friends are glued to their phones, swiping away, trying to find a date for the evening.

In order to get a date through Tinder, two people need to swipe right on each other’s profiles, creating a match. The goal of a profile is that the image and description are appealing enough to get a prospective match to like you.

Tinder, along with other dating apps like Grindr and OKCupid are re-defining speed dating by taking away the awkwardness of meeting someone face to face.

Dating apps have become the norm for individuals hoping to expedite the dating process. Users can seek one-night stands to long-term relationships.

After a long night with friends, I stumbled into my room alone and decided to try out the app for myself. I find a photo that best highlights the active lifestyle I wish I led and my profile is complete.

But in my brief time using the dating app, I learned that it wasn’t for me — it’s too impersonal.

Tinder is like eating fast food: it’s always available to feed whatever craving I might have, but I’ll end up regretting it in the end.

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