​Tinder Is For Lovers​
Start writing a post

​Tinder Is For Lovers​

If you thought Tinder was Just for Hook-Ups and Formal Dates then this will Change Your Mind.

​Tinder Is For Lovers​

Been There, Done That

We all know how hard it is to find that modern-day love story and share it with a companion that we truly care about. If you go to college you most likely are on a dating app or know someone who is. Well, that was my same mentally until I met my boyfriend of 9 months after mutually swiping right.

Rocky Start

We started Snapchatting for about a week or so and then Austin finally asked the question I had been waiting for..."Would you want to come to VMI (Virginia Military Institute) Midwinter Formal with me?" Of course, I had been waiting for him to ask me this and I was so excited to get the snap chat that I screenshot it and sent it to all my friends. Then I was able to pull myself together enough to respond with a "Sure", hiding my true excitement behind the screen.

With Midwinter Formal only being a week away I started eating salads and working out longer hours at the gym. As if that were going to cure my nerves of meeting him for the first time. I even told him that we needed to have a talk on the phone before we met in person, which freaked him out a little but in my eyes, it needed to happen. Turns out we could talk to each other without any awkward pause for at least an hour, which was very reassuring.

The week quickly came to an end and my friend Kaitlyn was nice enough to drive me down to Lexington that Friday. We arrived at a strange motel, me a face coated in makeup and Kaitlyn with a bladder ready to burst just so excited to meet this mystery man of mine. Those nerves lasted for about 2 hours because Austin and no other cadets were anywhere in sight. That's all because this boy had given me the wrong address the first time we ever met.

When he finally arrived at the creepy empty motel in his friend's maroon van, he was sorely embarrassed about the confusion that he had caused before we even met face to face. Luckily for him, I easily forgot and forgave his simple mistake.

The Spark

I am grateful that I did because we had a blast at formal. We danced to the live band, took cheesy pictures, ate chocolate strawberries, but most of all we talked and learned about each other. It wasn't until we were on the bus back to the hotel that my friend Kaitlyn texted me and said "So did Austin kiss you yet?", and I responded with no, then she typed across my screen " AUSTIN KISS HER ALREADY!" At that very moment, Austin peeked over my shoulder and read the huge text message. Let's just say he got the hint.

That honestly started it all. We both tried to ignore the feelings we shared for each other, and deny the fact that we could be in a relationship but the denial was not a strong enough force. That one night changed both of our lives and from there we have grown into best friends in a relationship.

Austin and I at the VMI Midwinter Formal, Our 1st Picture Lindsay Browning

How It Is Now

Now we have been dating for a little over 9 months. It's never easy considering I live in CT and Austin lives in NOVA and the fact that he is commissioning into the Army as an Officer after he graduates this Spring (2020) but we constantly make time for each other no matter what adversity we face. Over this past Christmas break, we actually spent 2 whole weeks together and spent a lot of time with our families.

So what started off as just a swipe on an app actually turned into something real. The technology that brought us together constantly keeps us together with Facetime and iMessage. The point I am trying to make is that everyone deserves companionship and love. Do not shy away from putting yourself out there or getting hurt because eventually it will work out and all of those scars from the past will be healed.

Most Recent Picuture of Austin and I Lindsay Browning

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments