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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22 Girl Names Your Random College Roommate Will Have, And The Type Of Roommate They Are

Will she be your BFF?
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Every roommate situation in college is going to be different.

All you can do is hope and pray that they'll just leave you alone for the most part. A lot of the time, you can get a hint about what kind of roommate they'll be just knowing their first name.

1. Hailey

Her dad pays her rent. She can't cook. Litters the kitchen with take out boxes from the local vegan joint.

2. Beth

Totally wants you to go to SoulCycle with her at 6 a.m. on a Saturday. Room is littered with leggings and sneakers.

3. Michelle

Comes home at 3 a.m. after a night of heavy drinking. Loudly makes some sort of frozen meal. Sleeps through her noon alarm.

4. Victoria

Probably has dark hair and an acoustic guitar. Keeps pretty much to herself. Does homework in the living room at obscure hours.

5. Madison

Was on the dance team in high school and has not stopped telling you about how great it was. Does work out videos on the TV in the living room.

6. Kim

Brings her boyfriend over every night of the week. Brings different boys home on the weekends.

7. Megan

Actively avoids cleaning the bathroom. Leaves her dishes in the sink. You haven't seen her shower in four days.

8. Erica

Normal. Quiet. Wants to be a high school English teacher.

9. Erika

Wild. Emotionally distraught always. Is always hosting the pre-game. Never comes home with all of the clothes she left wearing.

10. Sarah

"Definitely should have got into Harvard, but I ended up here instead." Too into trying to get a 4.0 to pay attention to you.

11. Julia

Studies music performance. Screams expletives at her keyboard. Cannot play the trumpet, but still tries really hard.

12. Hannah

So tall she almost hits her head on the doorways. Plays basketball. Raps to old Kanye in the shower.

13. Jenny

Should not be allowed to go out. Goes out every weekend anyway. Throws up in your bathtub and doesn't always address it in the morning.

14. Heather

Stressing about her internship. Is currently failing all of her classes. Will somehow still get a 3.5 GPA this semester.

15. Grace

You never see her, only the hairballs she leaves all around your place.

16. Emma

Only has guy friends because "it's easier." Guy friends who leave empty beer cans out after every sporting event on TV.

17. Caitlyn

Has a 4.0 as a biology major. Is going to med school. Sterilizes her room, the bathroom and the kitchen sink every four hours.

18. Sam

Always has a paper about feminism to write. Rosie the Riveter poster in her room.

19. Alex

Is probably dating her boss. Has straight Ds in all her classes.

20. Taylor

Is somehow always home when you're home. You know nothing about her other than where she's from.

21. Alyssa

Trying to become the next big YouTuber. Has lighting equipment all over the place. You constantly hear the phrase, "Hey guys, welcome to my channel!" She squealed because yesterday she hit 25 subscribers.

22. Jesse

Is probably plotting your murder. Lurks around like a cat.

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Prom? No, I'll Pass

It's really not all it's cracked up to be.
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So, full disclosure: I never went to prom.

Now, as people's jaws drop because they think that I was some loser who had no one to go with, you're right, but that isn't the point.

I was never one for school dances, considered my memories of them are full of cringey moments and an understanding of why I had low self-esteem. So, for me, prom was just another one of those dances where I would end up wanting to leave an hour in.

Except, this time, I had spent $90 instead of just bringing in a non-perishable.

I had a prom dress, and my parents were more than willing to buy me a ticket. I think the problem was that I created a stigma around needing a party of friends to take pictures with in order for it to be enjoyable. I wasn't content with just rolling up to the Constitution Center in my gown by myself.

It's not like I had a horrible night. Instead of going to prom, I went to see "Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2", AND I got Pancheros with my parents. That night, I had a blast, and it never really occurred to me that I was missing out on anything.

If you're someone who really hates dances but have a group of friends willing to go, still consider prom. It quite honestly could be a lot of fun, and I know countless people who enjoyed dancing the night away with their friends.

But there is nothing in any type of contract from high school that requires you to go to your prom. It's something that yeah, you may feel a twinge of regret about, but really in the grand scheme of things, you aren't going to think about it.

I'm not going to have any fun prom stories to tell my kids about an overpriced weekend down the shore or about the attempt to smuggle alcohol in. But I am going to be able to sleep at night knowing the price of my prom ticket equaled a night watching Star-Lord and Gamora battling some freaking aliens.

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