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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Why You Should Stop Chasing Him

You deserve better.
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They say “the thrill of the chase" makes someone more enticing. There's just something about wanting something you can't have that drives you crazy (in a good way). There is never a dull moment. Pursuing him is a challenge. Nothing comes easily. What's the fun in that anyway?

I'm going to tell you this: stop chasing him. Stop forgiving him when he forgets to answer your text messages and phone calls. Stop being the one to always make plans. Stop letting him bail on you. Stop waiting around for him. Stop being lied to. Stop making excuses when he doesn't make time for you. There is a difference between someone who is “hard to get" and a flat out jerk who doesn't give you the time of day. Stop letting him use you.

You deserve to be with someone who makes you fall asleep every night in the middle of texting him because neither of you want the conversation to end. You deserve someone who plans dates for the two of you. You deserve someone who asks you to hang out before midnight. You deserve someone who wants to spend time with you just as much as you do with them. You deserve someone who insists on paying for your ice cream. You deserve someone who won't deceive you. You deserve someone who is straightforward. You deserve attention. You deserve affection. You deserve a partnership that is mutual, not one-sided. You deserve to be chased.

You are better than 3 a.m. “Hey" texts. You are better than a night spent watching a movie just to fool around. You are better than trying to decode his vague messages. You are better than his shadiness. You are better than mind games. You are better than being ignored.

If you have to chase him, he's not worth it. Don't settle for someone who makes you beg for his attention. If he is genuinely interested in getting to know you, he will put in the effort. A relationship where your feelings are reciprocated is far more rewarding than one where you constantly feel like you have to drag him along.

Change your mentality. Become more independent. Be confident, be bold. Find happiness in being alone. Don't waste your time pathetically chasing after someone who doesn't feel the same, but doesn't have the heart or the courage to tell you so. Your self-confidence and positivity will make you radiant, and eventually, you will attract the kind of guy who is mature enough to not mess with your head.

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12 You Should Know About Your Significant Other After You've Been Dating 12 Months Or More

You have multiple food orders memorized.

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Dating someone for a year+ means that you are bound to know things you might not have known in the early months of the relationship. You also might act differently than you did at the beginning of the relationship.

Here are 12 things you know when you've been dating for over a year.

1. Clothing size, shoe size

This one you can probably be able to figure out early in the relationship. But, you start to keep in the back of your mind and think of that person when you see clothes or a pair of shoes they might like.

2. You can guess what they are going to text back

Especially if it is just a casual conversation about nothing in particular. You know their go-to responses.

3. You have multiple food orders memorized

Their food orders, of course.

4. You have that one TV show you can put on and neither of you will complain

And that is "The Office."

5. You don't get jealous

How could you have lasted in a relationship for over a year and not have any trust?

6. You know likes and dislikes

And can assume if they are going to like or dislike something.

7. You got a LONG Snapstreak

474 day streak over here.

8. Their successes make you just as happy as it makes them

Seeing your significant other do well and accomplish something great is just as rewarding as if you had done the same.

9. Your friends are his friends and his friends are your friends

And you can all hang out together.

10. You have your favorite restaurants

That we always end up going to.

11. You've met everyone in the family and extended family

And you feel like part of the family.

12. You know extremely personal things about each other

That you would not necessarily share with the public.

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