Hey all you lazy people, the dating app of your dreams is here! Meet Tinder!
Tinder connects through your Facebook to find people in your area. You shallowly pick if you're interested or not interested in the person based on their looks and then wash, rinse, repeat. If a person you liked comes across your photo and likes you back, Tinder lets you know of the match and allows you to connect. It's all anonymous until someone you like, likes you back (that's a lot of likes!)
There's lots of dating apps out there, but the interface is so smooth on this one and easy to use that we have to list it as our favorite. Looking to hook up? Let Insticator help you! Just follow these three golden rules for using Tinder.
1. Use a Profile Picture that is Actually You
We can't tell you how many times we scrolled through Tinder and caught people using models as their profile pictures. Tinder is all about first appearances, and claiming that you're a Calvin Klein or Victoria Secrets model immediately raises some red flags that you might really be a bloated warthog.
Other profile pictures to avoid:
2. Mention Mutual Friends
So you've finally got a match, great! A great way to prove you're not a total perv (and find out if the other person is a total perv) is by looking at your mutual friends. That's right, Tinder let's you know what Facebook friends you have in common!
Strike up a convo about how you both know Mark (and consequently, go ask Mark if your match is bat-shit insane.) Maybe your new found soul mate goes apple picking with a mutual friend, and hey...you like apples! Sounds like a match made in internet heaven.
3. Poke Fun at Using Tinder
Ain't no shame in using a dating app, lots of non-creepy people are doing it. Own it and then make fun of it. Try out these lines:
"Hey, what's a pretty girl like you doing on Tinder?"
"This app is nuts, did you download it as a dare too?"
In the first, you're paying a lady a compliment (change as needed if you're picking up the fellas.) The second comment brings the focus back to how funny it is that an app like this exists and alludes that you don't sit on your phone all day, judging people based on their looks. Because that would be superficial, and you're not superficial are you?
Now that you have these three pro tips, go out and get 'em, Tiger! Your soul mate (or next booty call) is out there waiting!