Last week I decided to download Tinder for the first time, excited to try out the “latest and greatest” in online dating.
My first impression was a great one: the user interface is sleek, intuitive, and right to the point. I’ll admit, I loved the power to simply reject or approve women based solely on their appearance. I felt like some sort of Greek love god- like Aphrodite or Eros or something.
A few days later, my Tinder infatuation was rekindled after I got a match. At first I felt good about myself: “Wow, some girl thinks I look good in my Facebook picture! I’m sexy.” I went to click on the match, and was taken to another page where Tinder encourages you to message the person.
I was at a crossroads- what do I want this to be? I had so much fun judging everyone like an overzealous frat boy, but when it actually came to pursuing a love interest with someone, I felt stupid. How do I know this person isn’t some creep (I’ve seen Catfish) or looks completely different than she does online?
I deleted my account the next day. I realized Tinder was satisfying a superficial need in me that I didn’t know I had, but other than that, it was worthless. It’s a fun app to do for a week if you are bored and need an ego boost, but to actually meet someone legitimate, it falls short.
This is why TrintMe is the way to go. It is not about meeting new people, but taking the next step with those that you have already met. Trust is the most important step in starting a relationship, and since TrintMe focuses on 1st and 2nd degree connections, you’re well on your way to a solid first date.
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