11 Reasons Why Tinder Is Actually Awesome

11 Reasons Why Tinder Is Actually Awesome

Tinder is the exact opposite of what you think it is.
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Alright let’s get one thing straight, TINDER IS NOT JUST FOR HOOKUPS.

As we are just beginning our adult lives, there are relationships everywhere we go. Since we are out in the ‘big world’ we may sometimes feel like we are lost in the sea of fish. We are in a day and age where it is easier than ever to connect with people from just feet away from you, to the other side of the world. This also essentially means that we can find ‘love’ or whatever you want to call it in places we never thought we would.

Then comes in Tinder. It finds people in a certain radius of you that are essentially single and ready to mingle. It can be from feet away to states away. Crazy right? It’s a great way to meet people. Tinder has sort of a bad reputation for being a ‘hook up’ app but I think differently, and here are a few reasons why I think so.

1. You meet people you never thought you'd meet.

2. You have a confidence boost when you swipe right, and they swipe right too…it’s a match!!

3. Gives you an excuse to put yourself out there.

4. You’d be surprised on how spontaneous dates can be. (Literally planned one like minutes before)

5. Free food (if you’re the girl, sorry boys!)

6. You don’t have to kiss, it can just be hanging out. (Ice cream dates, hint hint)

7. They can be the most random dates. (I one time walked someone to class and I mean, I guess it was a date.)

8. Gives you an excuse to get all dressed up. Sometimes putting on a full face of makeup and a cute outfit is all you need to boost your confidence.

9. You feel better about yourself when you find a match. It’s like the gods have answered you…in a way.

10. You can maybe even find a relationship if that is what you want. Several of my friends have found their partner on Tinder.

11. The amount of funny pickup lines that you get are quite creative, and very funny.

In all, I’m saying Tinder is great. Either it’s just because you’re bored and want the laughs (why I’m on it) or that you want to just meet people and put yourself out there. Give it a try. Each day is never the same.

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An Open Letter To My Boyfriend's Mom

A simple thank you is not enough.
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Your son and I have been dating a while now and I just wanted to thank you for everything.

Wow, where do I start? Ever since the day your son brought me into your home you have shown me nothing but kindness. I have not one negative thought about you and I am truly thankful for that. I first and foremost want to thank you for welcoming me with open arms. There are horror stories of mothers resenting their son's girlfriends and I am blessed there is no resentment or harsh feelings.

Thank you for treating me like one of your children, with so much love but knowing exactly when to tease me.

Thank you for sticking up for me when your son teases me, even though I know it’s all in good fun it's always comforting knowing you have someone by your side.

Thank you for raising a man who respects women and knows how to take responsibility of mistakes and not a boy who is immature and doesn’t take responsibility.

Thank you for always including me in family affairs, I may not be blood family but you do everything you can to make sure I feel like I am.

Thank you for letting me make memories with your family.

There is nothing I value more in this world then memories with friends and family and I am thankful you want and are willing to include me in yours. I have so much to thank you for my thoughts keep running together.

The most important thing I have to thank you for is for trusting me with your son. I know how precious and valuable he is and I won't break his heart. I will do everything I can to make him happy. This means more than you could ever imagine and I promise I will never break your trust.

The second most important thing I must thank you for is for accepting me for who I am. Never have you ever wished I looked like another girl or acted like another girl. You simply love and care for me and that’s all I could ever ask. Every person in this world is a unique different person and understanding that means a lot.

The third most important thing I must thank you is teaching me how to one day in the future treat a potential girlfriend that I may interact with as a mother. I am not a mother, but I one day plan to be. If I ever have a son it is because of how you treated me that I am able to be a humble loving mother to this new face that could one day walk into my door. How you have treated me has taught me how I should one day be in the future and I thank you for that.

This may seem all over the place but that’s how my brain gets when I try and thank you for everything you have done for me. It’s all so much and even the little things are so important so I promise my scattered thoughts are all with good intentions and not meant to bombard you. I just want to get the idea across to you that you are important and special to me and everything you do does not go unnoticed.

Sincerely,

Your Son’s Girlfriend

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It's Time For Romance Movies To Start Portraying Love And Relationships More Accurately

It's 2019, get with the times.

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Currently, on TV and in the movies, many romance movies have the same storyline. If it's on Hallmark, two people fall in love and complete some kind of mission. If it's in the movies two people date/fall in love, something causes them to break up, then they get back together and everyone lives happily ever after.

The problem is that all of these plots are seriously unrealistic.

All of these movies and TV shows just inaccurately portray how a relationship works in real life. A real relationship takes a lot of work, time, and effort. Not everything is candy canes, unicorns, and comes so easily. There are so many other factors that people have to think about.

I really got into watching these romantic type movies when I started watching PG-13 movies. I would watch them and picture all my relationships going this way. But these movies painted the wrong picture of relationships. I'm not saying my boyfriend is a bad boyfriend at all, he is wonderful! But we both have learned it takes a lot of work, time, effort, and communication. These are things very few romance movies teach us.

Also, everyone expects things from their significant others from what they see in these movies. I was one of those people, but then real life hit. There are bills, jobs, and time management that you have to consider. This doesn't mean that my boyfriend and I don't go out, but we have to choose wisely for what we do and when we do it! We have also found fun things to do at home in place of going out in order to save money.

I understand that many people like to watch these programs and enjoy them. But there needs to be a change to accurately portray a relationship. Personally, I think this is why many young people's relationships don't last - they have watched this easy relationship develop and stay in a movie and they haven't seen what it is like in real life.

So, to those who produce these types of movies and shows, it's time that you start making things more realistic.

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