The Top 5 Reasons Tinder Is Popular On College Campuses

The Top 5 Reasons Tinder Is Popular On College Campuses

Swipe left, swipe left, OOH, HOTTIE, SWIPE RIGHT, swipe left...

Tinder, the app that promises "friendships, dates, relationships, and everything in between." But, is that the real reason college students download this app? Well, maybe.

Here are the top FIVE reasons why Tinder is so popular on college campuses.

1. Tinder is pure entertainment.

For when you're sitting bored in a lecture, laying in bed before you fall asleep, or avoiding your homework after class, it's so easy to pull out your phone and have the ability to go through hundreds of people, deciding to swipe left or swipe right.

2. You get the ability to scope out the hotties in your area.

Especially the ones that go to school with you, right from your phone! You get the chance to see who is out there that you could go meet up with at a party, or just meet up for some subs at Jimmy John's.

3. Tinder is probably the fastest way to find someone you're attracted to to hook up with.

Whether people admit it or not, a lot of the people on Tinder are looking for someone to just meet and hook up with, nothing more. Especially being college kids, most are not looking for a deep relationship, just some fun. Tinder is an easy way to do this.

4. Tinder is a good way to meet people for parties.

Yep, you read that right. People use it to find parties to attend on the weekends. You can match with people at your school, and send them a quick message asking if they know of any parties going on that weekend. Now, this isn't the most common use of Tinder, but it is on the charts!

5. Lastly, Tinder is common for college kids because it's an easy way to meet people.

You swipe right, you get a match, and you start talking to someone you think is attractive and vice-versa! You talk, and eventually, you get to that point where you want to meet in person! Now, this could turn into something more than just a friendship, or it could stay a friendship, and there is nothing wrong with that! Just having friends outside of your circle of friends is important, and Tinder can help you do that!

If any of these options sound appealing to you, Tinder is not a weird app to have! So many people have it for at least one of the reasons above, so don't be hesitant to get it. And remember, swipe left means no, swipe right means yes. Good luck!

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An Open Thank You Letter To My Girlfriend

Everything I want to thank you for.

A Thank You Letter to My Girlfriend,

When I first saw you almost a year ago I never thought you would come to mean to me what you do now. Then you were just another beautiful girl, with the prettiest blue eyes and dirty blonde hair that I had ever seen in my life. You have always joked about how you always caught me staring at you from the dugout at my games. I’ve always had too much pride to admit it but I couldn’t keep my eyes off you. Although certain circumstances kept us apart for the next almost seven months after that, every time I saw you I wished that one day I was going to be lucky enough to find a girl like you.

Now that you are my best friend, the love of my life, my world and my girlfriend I have a lot to thank you for.

Thank You for Showing Me What It Truly Means to Love Someone

I can admit that before you I was pretty selfish, and at times I can admit I still am selfish. Before you, I didn’t know what it truly meant to love someone so much that it hurt. I didn’t know what it meant to look at someone and honestly say that you would do anything for that person. I didn’t know how it felt to have a bad day and come home to you and magically everything got better just by seeing you. Most importantly I didn’t know what it felt like to love someone more than you loved yourself.

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Thank You for Seeing the Best in Me and Never Giving Up

I know sometimes I can be emotionally dramatic and overthink things but you’ve always been able to see the light in the darkness. Through thick and thin you’ve always stuck by my side and always seen the best in me and I’ll never be able to tell you how much that means to me. Even when I thought you would just pick up and leave you’ve always stayed by my side.

Thank You for Motivating Me to Be a Better Person

They say that there is a point in most people’s lives that they meet someone that makes them not only want to be a better person for themselves but for someone else. That someone else is you. You’ve listened to my biggest fears and my biggest dreams. You’ve always motivated me to be better at whatever I am doing whether it’s being a better brother, son, athlete or person. You’ve always motivated me to never take a day off and to get better each and every day. You’ve never once tried to get me to change the person that I am. You accepted me, all of me, and all of the flaws that came with me.

Thank You for Trusting Me Enough to Introduce Me to Your Family and Closest Friends

I know that before me you’ve trusted people enough to introduce them to the most important people in your life and it always hasn’t worked out. I know how important family is for you and you took a leap of faith with me and trusted me enough to introduce me and let me spend time with the most important people in your life. I can never tell you enough how much I appreciate and love your family. I can never thank your parents enough for raising you and shaping you into the person that you are today. I will always have that love and respect for them for that. The day I met your family was the day that they became kind of like a second family to me. I can never thank them enough for accepting me and trusting me with you. I owe them for your work ethic, your good heart and your good looks and I’ll never be able to repay them for that.

Thank You for Always Wanting to Go Out and Have Fun

If anyone knows me, they know I like to go out and have fun. I like to be out until the early hours of the mornings with my friends. I like to take random trips to places I’ve never been and I like to make plans up at the last minute. I like doing all of those things still when I’m with you but now I just love doing those things even more with you by my side. You’ve always wanted to do those things with me no matter how tired you may be or how much work you have to do and it means the world to have you by my side no matter what I may be doing.

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Thank You for Being My Best Friend

Thank you for being not only the love of my life but my best friend through everything. Whether it’s the times we agree to go to bed early and stay up till 3 a.m. talking about life, or the times that we push each other to always do the right thing no matter how hard it may be sometimes. Since we’ve been together you’ve not only grown to be the love of my life but my best friend and it’s an amazing feeling to be with someone that is both of those.

Thank You for Being You

Most importantly, thank you for being you. Thank you for being amazing even though you may not see it in yourself at times. Thank you for being beautiful inside and out. Thank you for wanting to always push yourself to succeed in life no matter what you are doing. Thank you for being such a hard worker and pushing through whatever in life that you are going through.

I can never put into words how much you mean to me and how much of an impact you’ve had on my life and I don’t know if I ever will be able to. All I can do is remind you every day how much I love you and how much you mean to me. So once again, thank you.

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10 Things Your Partner Should Do That Aren't #RelationshipGoals But Are Just Being A Good Partner

These aren't special...these are things all good partners should do in a relationship


I see so many posts and stories about #RelationshipGoals and being the romantic that I am, I usually love all of them. Surprise visits, weekend vacations, and thoughtful gifts always turn my heart to mush and make me melt. But sometimes I see things that are considered "relationship goals" that are really just things all good partners should do. Here are 10 #goals that your significant other should be doing in a relationship!

1. Caring about your problems 

This is kind of the first thing listed in the job description of being a good partner. You should listen to the person you're with, let them vent when they've had a rough day, and keep up with how things in their life are going. The idea of having a partner that actually cares about what you're going through should not be romanticized, it should be the norm.

2. Complementing you (a.k.a. hyping you up) 

I see videos on social media all the time of boyfriends being like "damnnnnn look at my girl, she's looking so good today, thats my baby!!!" with "#goals" as the caption. Although I think these videos are super cute, all partners should be doing this for one another. If you can't go on and on about the person you're with and shower them with compliments, you might be with the wrong person.

3. Knowing your food orders 

This sounds dumb, but after you've been together for a few months, knowing what your partner orders at their favorite places should be a given. If you've been paying attention, this is a no-brainer. If you care about your significant other and listen to them, it's so easy to start remembering how they like their coffee or what they get on their Chipotle bowl.

4. Wanting to meet/spend time with your family 

Unless you have a difficult or different family situation, your partner should always be interested in meeting your family and getting to know them. Sometimes I'll see post like "my man wanted to play catch with my little brother and it was so cute." And in my head, I'm like "uh..duh?" Partners should always want to spend time with the other important people in your life because if they're important to you, they should be important to them, too.

5. Remembering small details about your or your relationship with each other 

"He remembered where we went on our first date and took me there for our 1 year anniversary #GOALS!" Um...well I damn sure hope he remembered where you two went on your first date! Remembering these small details is super important and shows that you care. This is not something that is super special because ALL good partners should do this!

6. Going on dates 

Not to generalize, but so many millennial relationships revolve around "hanging out." Netflix and chilling, doing homework together, or spending time with a group of friends are all great things, but it makes going out to dinner or to a movie seem like this super other wordly experience. When in reality, going on dates should be a given in any relationship. This doesn't mean you have to go out every single week or even that you have to spend a lot of money, but dates are an important part to any relationship and shouldn't be considered "relationship goals."

7. Posting about you on social media 

I know everyone uses social media differently and in some cases, you're not able to or you don't want to be super personal on your online accounts-and that is totally fine! But posting about and showing off your significant other on social media is such a norm for this generation. So when people get all excited because their partner posted about them, I get sort of confused because shouldn't that be a given?

8. Getting along with your friends

This could be an unpopular opinion, but if your partner doesn't want to meet and get to know you're friends, you might be with the wrong person. I've seen posts about people being excited because their boyfriend/girlfriend and their best friend get along and hang out and even though that's great, shouldn't it just be that way? It's the same when it comes to family, if you have important people in your life, those people should be important to your partner as well. That's not goals, that's just being a good significant other.

9. Supporting your personal and professional goals 

"So glad I have a man that supports my career goals and helps me become the person I want to be!" This is great and I'm so happy you have that...but this is how ALL partners should be. Your significant other should be supportive of your dreams and aspirations and do what they can to help you. It shouldn't be special or out of the ordinary if they do this.

10. Having fun together

This might seem stupid, but I've seen posts like "I'm so lucky to have a girlfriend who I have inside jokes with" or "Get you a relationship where you laugh more than you fight" .... LIKE DUH! This is your partner!!! You're supposed to be best friends, make memories, joke, laugh, and have a good time! This should not be uncommon, if anything, it should be uncommon if you DON'T do this.

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