I’ve heard a lot of Tinder chatter around Charlotte, so we thought we’d give you a she says/he says version of a real Charlotte Tinder experience/success. She says: Tinder is a dating app that uses geolocation to present to you a seemingly never-ending stream of nearby singles for potential dates, heartbreak and/or just endless entertainment.
Some people call it shallow, but it’s not a whole lot different from approaching someone you find attractive at a bar except that the potential rejection is way less awkward on the other side of a phone screen.
He says: It is a picture based dating application that allows you to instantly judge someone on their appearance, but also includes a few sentences below that picture, which are rarely read if they don’t pass the initial picture review.
If you both swipe right or match it could mean one of two things.
One, you found them attractive or two, you were tricked by Instagram-style filters.
It was entertaining to go through the pictures, and matching with people.
But messaging people on it was just as awkward, at least for me, as approaching someone in a bar.
(2) How many Charlotteans do you think are on Tinder?
She says: I think there are a ton of Charlotteans on Tinder. Sometimes you see people you already know, which is a little odd, but for the most part it’s just this endless buffet of arguably eligible strangers.
The catch is you just don’t know who’s going to end up being a total sleaze, but the beauty of that is that unlike in real life, you can just block the weirdos.
I think my Tinder experience is really rare in that it wasn’t a negative one.
Aside from one guy inviting me to “weird type of party” (edited), I didn’t get creepy messages.