In today’s world, waking up to Facebook like it’s a daily newspaper has become the norm. With trendy apps such as Instagram and Snapchat, engaging in social media has becoming increasingly popular and people are using dating sites a lot more now than ever before. So when the mating app Tinder first came out, I wasn’t surprised by how many of my friends were using it.
I’m not going to lie, I did download it myself – but that was only because I was curious to see what all the hype was about (not to mention, I was also in London at the time). I got bored of it fairly quickly and no offense to anyone, but when I got back to Ireland, there was a lot of swiping left - not a lot of talent going on here.
Anyways, anyone who knows me knows I can be pretty paranoid about things like this (and everything else), but do I know a few girls who have happily gone on dates with guys they’ve met on Tinder and while I make no judgment on their decisions, I do feel that there are a few things that need to be considered before agreeing to go on what is widely known as ‘a Tinder date.’
- If you don’t know what he actually does with himself, then you might want to wait a while before agreeing to meet up.
- Surprises are good, but not in situations like this. Make sure you send a screenshot to a trusted friend, so that they’ll know what he looks like – ‘Girl Goes Missing After Tinder Date With Stranger’ is never a nice headline to see.
- Some people go through lengths to set up fake profiles, so it could be anyone behind the screen. It won’t hurt to let someone know where you’re going – better safe than sorry, right?
- You could be talking to the same person as your friend – always a good idea to check in with the girls, you don’t want to end up “falling” for the same guy now, do you?
- He could – or should I say – he probably just wants you for the one night. So make sure you’re both on the same page.
- It’s quite likely he isn’t looking for something too serious (otherwise, he wouldn’t be on Tinder).Again, know what you’re getting yourself into.
- There’s a 99.9% chance that you aren’t the only person he is talking to or planning to take on a date.
- He might not show up at all – yes, this does happen.
- You may attract a stalker (I use the world ‘stalker,’ very loosely here).
- Once you delete him from your chat, he’s gone on TINDER forever but it doesn’t stop him from finding you on other social media sites.
Have you ever been on a Tinder date? If so, feel free to share your story below!