Have you considered trying Tinder, but fear that it’s only for hookups? So was I until a girlfriend made me do it and it actually landed me a wonderful man!
Here are some great reasons to try it and some tips for you if you decide to start swiping.
First, Tinder is great because you won’t get messages from guys unless you choose them. This is HUGE! No wading through tons of emails from men you aren’t interested in or who are totally unsuitable.
Also, your matches will be geographically desirable for the most part, as long as you don’t use the app while you’re travelling. If dating someone who lives near you is important to you, it’s easy enough to ask where they live.
Don’t be worried about hookups. Sure, some guys want casual relationships, but they’re not confined to Tinder. The best way to avoid being asked to hook up is to message a guy a few times, offer your phone number, speak to him live, and set up a real date. This raises the bar.
Don’t let guys order you up like takeout. This goes for all types of dating, not just Tinder.
Some people use Tinder for instant hookups, but you don’t have to and most men will not expect this.
Finally, Tinder is fast and easy. Almost everyone has a spare two minutes to swipe through a few profiles. It’s easy to fit into your day no matter how busy you are. You can cover a lot of ground this way.
If you’re ready to start going on some dates, I recommend using Tinder or a similar app plus one online dating site, such as OK Cupid or Match. Try to spend about 30 minutes a day looking at profiles and sending messages. You want to be active so that you’ll come up higher in searches.
Tinder is similar to online dating in that you get out what you put in.
Don’t expect to throw up a few selfies and a generic profile and meet Prince Charming tomorrow. Instead, post a quality profile with great pictures, spend time interacting with people, and screen them before meeting. You have to put in some effort, but such is life.
People meet, fall in love and get married from being on Tinder all the time. You may be next. Give it a shot!
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