Tinder Investigation: Merrimack College Edition

Tinder Investigation: Merrimack College Edition

The One Where Elizabeth Gets A Tinder
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Tinder is a famous dating app which is known mostly for its aid in finding hook ups. It is wildly popular on college campuses across the country, so for your sheer entertainment I decided to put myself on Tinder for 24 hours. Lord help me.

RULES:

1. My Tinder profile is actually me

2. The maximum distance must be set to 5 miles

3. I must swipe right on everyone AND respond to every message I receive

5. I must stay on for 24 hours

6. When asked what I am doing I must respond "writing an article"

7. I will post my favorite finds, blurring out names/information to maintain privacy.

Here goes nothing...

November 7, 2017

3:00 PM - My tinder account has officially been made. I let Facebook put whatever pictures of me it wanted to and kept those. I did not write a bio. I then continued to swipe right on every guy until I ran out of free swipes. Upon doing this, I instantly regret my decision. Seriously, instantly.

November 8th: THE RESULTS

No words for this one...no words.

Wait, what?

This guy that caught on instantly...

Is there a D, none of the above?

I read the first part and was so excited for a cheesy pick up line... I was so wrong.

And finally.... Huh?


Now for my favorite part... The best bios:

I laughed at this one for a solid five minutes

I didn't know whether to laugh, or feel bad for the kid.

Very happy to hear of your recovery, dude.

I had to leave his name in for this to make any sense... Too good.

This guy is a lady killer that is 100% here to impress the ladies of Merrimack

Again... laughed for a good five minutes.

Weird brag dude, weird brag.

Ladies, he knows Brazilian jiu-jitsu, you will always have access to dogs, and he wants to do yoga with you. *queue Mr.Steal Your Girl*

And finally...


Overall, I hate to admit this, but I honestly had fun being on Tinder for 24 hours. It was really funny and at times really beyond uncomfortable but did I die though?! In all reality, I obviously chose the most interesting messages I received, however, I actually received some really nice and thoughtful messages which completely took me by surprise. I deleted my account after the 24 hours was up, but if you actually are searching for something with someone on campus I would recommend Tinder. You're going to find the creepiest and some of the nicest guys on campus, and who knows maybe even a little magic ;).


*Actual footage of me after the 24 hours was up*

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To The Teacher Who Was So Much More

Thank you for everything
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I think it's fair to say that most people remember at least one teacher who had a lasting impact on them. I have been incredibly lucky to have several teachers who I will never forget, but one individual takes the cake. So here's to you: thank you for all you have done.

Thank you for teaching me lessons not just in the textbook.

Although you taught a great lecture, class was never just limited to the contents of the course. Debates and somewhat heated conversations would arise between classmates over politics and course material, and you always encouraged open discussion. You embraced the idea of always having an opinion, and always making it be heard, because why waste your voice? You taught me to fight for things I believed in, and to hold my ground in an argument. You taught me to always think of others before doing and speaking. You showed me the power of kindness. Thank you for all the important lessons that may not have been included in the curriculum.

Thank you for believing in me.

Especially in my senior year, you believed in me when other teachers didn't. You showed me just what I could accomplish with a positive and strong attitude. Your unwavering support kept me going, especially when I melted into a puddle of tears weekly in your office. You listened to my stupid complaints, understood my overwhelming stress-induced breakdowns, and told me it was going to be okay. Thank you for always being there for me.

Thank you for inspiring me.

You are the epitome of a role model. Not only are you intelligent and respected, but you have a heart of gold and emit beautiful light where ever you go. You showed me that service to others should not be looked at as a chore, but something to enjoy and find yourself in. And I have found myself in giving back to people, thanks to your spark. Thank you for showing me, and so many students, just how incredible one person can be.

Thank you for changing my life.

Without you, I truly would not be where I am today. As cliche as it sounds, you had such a remarkable impact on me and my outlook on life. Just about a year has passed since my graduation, and I'm grateful to still keep in touch. I hope you understand the impact you have made on me, and on so many other students. You are amazing, and I thank you for all you have done.

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10 Things Economics Majors Want You To Know

For the MOST part, it isn't that bad.

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I decided to become an economics major the day I started college — I know, it wasn't easy for me to decide. Well, technically the real reason why I even chose the major to begin with was that I was undecided when applying for colleges. I was, and still am, an indecisive person.

When I saw economics as one of the majors at Stony Brook, I thought it was something I was interested in. After all, it was the "study of markets and the behaviors of people in that same market." Besides psychology and philosophy (the two majors my parents didn't want me to study), I then chose econ. While it wasn't a piece of cake, it wasn't too challenging either. Here are a couple things we all want so desperately to say.

1. It's not all math, don't worry

While so many people tend to think that economics is all math and no fun, I beg to differ. As I mentioned above, it is the "study of the behavior of people in the market," so while it is equations and statistics, it is also observing how people treat prices and products.

2. It's not difficult to understand

I don't understand why parents think that if you're majoring in econ, you're pretty much signing up to fail all your courses. If they actually took the course, they would understand that it isn't the economic theory you need to understand, but how people react to changes in the stock market.

3. Majoring in econ isn't the same thing as majoring in business

When I tell people I'm an econ major, they immediately say, "Oh, business?" And then I squeeze the urge to yell in their face that I said "ECON, ECON, NOT BUSINESS." Then they continue to say they know someone that majors in business, and then ask if I know the person. The annoyances then continue. Econ is the study of markets. Business is the study of being an entrepreneur. Totally two different things. Yes, they are co-dependent, but they are not the SAME thing.

4. Please don't rely on me to do your taxes or calculate tips at a restaurant

I hate it when everyone just stares at me when the check comes. I regret telling people I'm an econ major at that point. Because I don't know how to tell them I don't learn how to do taxes or calculate tips in class, that's what finance majors do. AGAIN, not the same thing.

5. I know most of us are Asian, but don't be racist

Don't come up to me, ask me what my major is, and automatically assume that I'm an international student. It really sucks. I have to then correct them and say I'm not, and then have them walk away.

6. One of the prime motives is because we want to learn game theory

How we play games is vital to econ majors, and it does involve heavy readings of game theory books.

7. We mostly won't do econ during grad school

Because grad school is a time where we want to actually exercise our skills, it isn't a time to dawdle and major in the same things as we did in undergrad. We're actually adults by then, and we most likely will resort to marketing, sales, or advertising agencies. At least I want to work at Instagram HQ someday.

8. Our classes never have curves

Finals season is always tough on us because it just means we gotta put in three times as much work to memorize formulas, theories, and math terms. Have mercy on our souls. Most professors aren't even nice enough to bring up our grades or give us extra credit.

9. The TAs are too busy with work to help us

Even they understand econ isn't a breeze, and as TAs, they can't really explain stuff to us that they don't understand either. In fact, most of the stuff we learn in class are self-taught, usually late nights with Starbucks coffee.

10.  We actually hate business majors

Because they have it easy. And they don't need math. Everything they do is easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Not gonna lie, I love being an econ major. But some cons can be too much and it does teach me not to do econ in grad. One thing is for certain though, I love what I do and I don't regret choosing it.

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