Ah, Tinder. What a beautiful brain child of 21st century technology and lifestyle. Some consider it to be a tragic reflection of the new-age (non)dating sphere, and I suppose to some extent it is. Regardless of its less than traditional methods, no once can deny its popularity or efficiency. I mean, come on.
If you think that none of your friends have ever used Tinder, you’re wrong. Even I have to admit the concept of swiping your way to your prince (or princes) charming for the night gives it a fun twist, and a great outlet for the judgmental bitch that lives inside of everyone. Now for some (okay most) going out is prime time for getting some action. Back when I was a fresh 18 year old, my friend and I used to hold competitions and set targets for the amount of guys to get with before the night was out. Wow, that sounds so 18 now that I say it out loud. Anyway, is it a good idea to mix your Tinder life with your clubbing alter-ego?
What could be better? Meeting your new (or old) Tinder buddy out basically guarantees your fate for the night, and you wouldn’t have to bother picking through the trash to find a treasure worth taking home. Plus you’re both already drunk; perfect right?! What could be better. However, there is always the chance your Tinder choice is not quite as charming as his profile suggested. Or maybe you found an even hotter specimen that’s totally into you and then bloody old mate from Tinder just refuses to let you and your new beau be. Dare I suggest it, but this scenario could also happen in reverse. Perhaps your arranged mate isn’t as impressed with your heavily sequinned mini dress as you had hoped. And the only thing worse than being rejected is not being able to accept the rejection.
You may believe that the added alcoholic factor would seal the deal, but all in moderation. By all means, get smashed, drown your nerves, the answer to all your problems is at the bottom of the bottle after all. But let me put it this way… Have you ever met someone and thought “hey this person is so cool, I’m so happy with my decision to befriend this person”? And then have you seen them drunk, like not the regular kind of drunk, but the pathetic kind like “oh god please go home” kind of drunk? Let’s just look at it this way, don’t allow your alcohol consumption for the main event effect the after party.
Tinder can be great fun if you let it be. Running into people that you’ve seen on Tinder can always provide quality laughs too. Who knows, your soulmate could be behind your next swipe right. And a tip for all you Tinder junkies out there… Tinder has now revealed that sending a GIF rather than words or emojis can increase the likelihood of receiving a response by 30%.