A few other hidden gems of Kelowna also received leftward swipes today on my new-found app. So, a couple of days ago, I got it too. Tinder is one of the fastest growing dating apps in the U.
No hobbies, music or walks on the beach.
Users are only notified who chose them after they choose that same person. I got a few dirty deets from my fellow single and a few not-so-single peers about the smartphone phenomenon. Maybe a little, but hooking up is the point. I figured there must be horror stories, as with all online dating.
I asked the same girl if she considered Tinder dangerous. Not everyone is a fan. And with a small school full of Tinder users, awkward encounters do happen. One girl told me she and a friend were talking in class talking about whether to hook up with a guy when they realized he was sitting right in front of them.
Blushing, I looked for a sign of recognition. He looked past me. How long might the craze last? Since I began writing this article, at least of few of my friends have deleted it. Avoid profile taglines like: Keep your pictures tasteful. Showing yourself drunk, in a bikini and arching your back in front of your bedroom mirror is not OK.
You could unknowingly be Tinder chatting with the girl in front of you, or worse: Do not meet in private with Greg the hockey player in the middle of the night. He could actually be Bob the rapist. A version of this story originally appeared in The Phoenix student newspaper.