The Do’s and Don’ts Of Dating With Tinder

03/29/2013 11:32 AM |

  • “A/S/L?”

Recently, we brought you a bunch of helpful, vehement advice about making your OKCupid profile the best it can be. Well, as of now, OKCupid is dead. Sorry! We’re living in the future, and that future is all about Tinder.

For the uninitiated, Tinder is essentially a well-executed rip-off of Grindr, but geared toward a wider audience, letting you scroll through the Facebook photos of single people with a few miles of you. If you both “like” each other, it puts you in touch, if not, you can just keep shopping for people faster and faster and faster until your fingers are raw from the effort. It’s actually pretty fun! So, if you didn’t find love (or sex) last time around, we still have you covered. Here’s how to game the system in your favor.

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  • Enjoy TInder Douche! to see all those amazing guys here in the city from two badass Brooklyn gals. Cheers!

  • I live in a town where the ratio of men to women is 100:96 yet all the guys I’m matched with are at least 30 miles away if I’m REALLY lucky…usually 50 is the norm. Even if I am interested in someone, it’s inconvenient to meet someone who is 40-90 minutes away from you.

    August 31, 2013 at 2:07pm
    I don’t know how many of you have checked out the Tinder app, but after checking it out myself (and being stuck at home, sick and bored), I thought I’d help the ladies of the Tinderverse out with a few pointers:

    Don’t put Greek letters in your heading or have every one of your photos be of you and your ‘sisters’. It’s pathetic enough you had to pay for your friends in college, but it’s time to enter the really real world.

    Don’t have all your photos with a pack of other girls so we have to use the process of elimination to figure out which one is you. Too much work. X!

    Don’t have only one photo of yourself unless it’s a full body shot and you’re a super model. (You’re not, so have multiple pics.)

    Don’t have all (or any) of your photos be selfies from above your head. It screams ‘I’m fat and trying to disguise it!’. We know what you’re doing.

    Don’t have only head shots. It makes it look like you have something to hide, and you probably do.

    Don’t make all your photos professional portfolio shots. You’re not auditioning for a commercial.

    Don’t put those ridiculous Hannah Montana/Taylor Swift curls in your hair. You’re not in high school or one of the Housewives of New Jersey (same mentality). Time to grow up and get a big girl hair style.

    Don’t make all of your photos of yourself half naked. We’re going to assume you have a web cam site you want us to subscribe to.

    Don’t make your main photo or more than one of your photos be of your pet(s). The terms ‘creepy cat lady’ and ‘crazy dog lady’ exist for a reason.

    Don’t, for the love of god, (you should know better by now) make duck face in your photos. It IS NOT sexy. You look like a high school idiot.

    Don’t put some sappy platitude in your heading. You don’t seem deep or profound. You just seem dumb. It’s Tinder, for god’s sake.

    Don’t have all your photos be of you in ‘da club’. Hopefully you have a little more going for yourself other than being a professional party girl.

    Lastly, don’t make all your photos selfies in your bedroom/bathroom. It makes you seem like a lonely, lonely lady with no friends who doesn’t get out much.

  • Jason Garder must be real fun at parties.

  • I found this hilarious blog of these two girls who share their crazy stories from Tinder online. I can’t believe some of these guys exist!! I was laughing so hard last night.. i feel like this blog is related to this article:

  • I need a sweet baby

  • I know the app itself is free but how much does it really cost to use it? I ask that because other dating sites let you use it for free for like a week and then charge you to really use the site.

  • Tinder is free. I met a wonderful guy after about 3 weeks of weeding thru the muck. Have faith and patience. There are a lot of crude guys in there too.

  • Jason Gardner you have some credible points but here is where you go wrong:

    Girls: pictures of yourself half-naked are actually great and will encourage more swipes in your favor.

    Greek letters probably mean that you are at least somewhat attractive and will also encourage more swipes

  • The Internet dating is sad, to bad you can’t meet a good guy or gal just randomly or at a bar! Met my wife of 14yrs in a bar…..waited till the lights came on at 2am to see if she still looked good in the lights and she wanted to check out my hands and shoes???…we didn’t go home with each other that night but had a real date 2 days later,been together since! Don’t give up on old fashion hooks ups…….