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Social Spoilers Community How many of you never used Tinder?

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Lets just say when Tinder started getting big I was in an environment where to put it politely, Tinder was not necessary at all. Then afterwards I met my current gf of 6 years and yeah, never thought of installing the app. I think its great for the socially awkward or even as a chance to get in touch with someone because most probably if ever you would see that person in a bar or somewhere once and never again. At the same time I hear people just end up going on these boring dates where it was better you just never swiped that photo. I prefer Tinder when it was meant for getting shit done without too much talking, kinda like Grinder is for LGBT. Now as far as I can tell its more a dating app, hell even an escort/massage service or salesmen opportunity. Anyone else here actually never end up using Tinder?

P.S. nothing against people that do, as explained just my life trajectory never found the need for it but I totally get it if you are single and the ease of it.
 
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by the time dating apps(tindr/grindr kicking it off) became a thing I was already in a committed long term relationship with the girl who eventually became my wife.

always envious of those who got to play the hook up game through those apps though. just wanted a little taste of it all. I was killing it enough without them, to think what it would have been like if I had that many more connections and people to interact and engage with.
 
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by the time dating apps(tindr/grindr kicking it off) became a thing I was already in a committed long term relationship with the girl who eventually became my wife.

always envious of those who got to play the hook up game through those apps though. just wanted a little taste of it all. I was killing it enough without them, to think what it would have been like if I had that many more connections and people to interact and engage with.
I used not specifically dating apps but chat apps when I was between wife's. I did not use them exclusively though as I was getting far enough doing it old skool. I'd just be on chat apps during the times when I was at home, evenings and weekends. You do get the hookups, but its usually low effort and low return. So you'd get a woman that would say "I'm coming to your place for some dick", they would get dick and leave. I mean they were not that hot but "Don't care had sex" kinda thing.

The problems come from people who exclusively use the apps, have unrealistic expectations and didn't learn the skill set of talking to a potential partner. There is a lot of down time, dead ends and time wasters on them. People only talk about when it either really worked for them or really didn't.
 

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i got 1 genuine conversation with a real person on tinder when it very first began

now if i get a match it's either with a trans person or a bot, i hit the jackpot
dont you fucking dare tell me youre transphobic...
 

womfalcs3

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I've been married for 10 years. Tinder, at least to me, became popular during these years. I've never used it.
 
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TUROK

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Nah. I prolly missed the boat on it.

In its heyday I was in a relationship, but nowadays I hear chicks just use it as validation so I've never bothered.
 
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Grinchy

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Tinder is great if you:
  • Want to immediately be a father figure for a random single mom's kids
  • Really love buying food for women who will probably never speak to you again
  • Want a softer way of finding a paid escort
  • Are a model-hot guy and want to bang a 6/10 woman who gets to push way above her weight
  • Are into fat chicks
 
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navii

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I wish it was available when I was young and hopeless with women. It might not have made me any better with women, but I probably would have gotten some dates.

Now that I am older and wiser I prefer to meet people in person (via hobbies or socializing)... plus my age setting would probably not match me with women I find desirable (no, not school girls).

So yah, I have never used online dating of any kind.
 

Stiflers Mom

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It's just like Pokemon Go. You use it to catch monsters in your region. :messenger_beaming: :messenger_tears_of_joy:
Sounds funny, but in a way it's true, and the way you should use Tinder.
Just don't take it too seriously, and you will have some fun with it.
 

xrnzaaas

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I don't know if I'm in the majority or not, but I've never used any dating sites or apps. Same with blind dating back in the days of no constant Internet access.
 
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TheExorzist

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I used a more lokal Dating app once for a few days, realized it was both a joke and a ripp off for males, deleted it and never looked back.
 
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Stiflers Mom

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Tinder is great if you:
  • Want to immediately be a father figure for a random single mom's kids
  • Really love buying food for women who will probably never speak to you again
  • Want a softer way of finding a paid escort
  • Are a model-hot guy and want to bang a 6/10 woman who gets to push way above her weight
  • Are into fat chicks
As a 45 year old, my impression is more like:
  • women older than 40 don't look sexually attractive anymore with a few exceptions. Usually on the search for someone to spend the rest of their days with, but often times just got out of a long time relationship/divorce and you will probably have to deal with some psychological problems.
  • after 45, it's almost dire, look wise. There are very very few exceptions. Asians are usually a good pick, since they seem to age more gracefully. Usually women in this age group are quite relaxed, though.
  • women in their 30ies ALWAYS look for the future dad of their unborn child. If you are having sex with them really take care your condom doesn't slip or crack. I had one time a girl trying to get my dick into her after sex when I was already a bit asleep, without condom. Well, she didn't know I had a successful vasectomy half a year before.. :D Still stopped her, cause STDs. Always take care yourself about condom disposal. Flush it down the toilet yourself.
  • women in their 20ies look for a sugar daddy or are weirdo (emo, BDSM fetish, super fat) chicks.

Anyway, it's still a good way to meet women, and have some fun without having to hang out in bars and getting drunk all the time.
 
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GymWolf

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strangely enough i don't care for long term relations but i never used tinder that seems specifically made for people like me 😆

i'm just an old school guy, not really into all this facebook, twtter, instagram or tinder stuff.
 
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