What Using Tinder For 5 Minutes Taught Us About The World

Tinder-experience


The world is a very, very shallow place, especially on Tinder.

For our last video, we thought we’d try out the popular online dating app for shits n’ gigs and here’s what we found:

Firstly, you can only login to the app using your social media profile – something that quite a few people fall down on – especially when their Facebook profile picture is them on their wedding day with their spouse – awks!

Once you’ve managed to login however, Tinder populates your feed with whatever your preference: male or female – then all you have to do is swipe.


Tinder-experience


Given that the app is all about matching people based mainly on looks, unless your profile picture manages to catch the eye of a potential partner, you could be getting a lot of left swipes.

Tinder has a plethora of scantily-clad, Snapchat-filter using singletons (and some not-so-single) waiting for you to like their picture with the ultimate goal being to hook up.

The thing is, it’s turning Tinder users into narcissistic, image-obsessed worriers, who – from what we can imagine – could easily cause low self-esteem and body confidence issues if unlucky in finding love.


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Sure you may be able to find love on the app – and even a relationship based on mutual interests and attraction, but there’s something a little sinister about matching people based on looks alone and as such Tinder is widely known for casual encounters – especially as a lot of the time you’ll be talking with/dating more than one person.

Turns out looks are the most important thing – we’ll stick to the old fashioned way of meeting people…

Let us know if you’ve ever used Tinder or a similar online dating app and your thoughts on it.

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images: Metro, Andy Zakeli,

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