The Tinder craze may be dying down at BC, but it definitely had a successful run on campus at the beginning of the spring semester. While the app was used in harmless fun, some of the pictures selected by the Tinder bachelors raised an eyebrow or two. Here’s a rundown of the five guys a Collegiette may meet on Tinder.
1. The 17-Year Old
It appears that high schoolers from the surrounding area caught onto the Tinder craze because every other guy you swipe past has a baby face and was born after 1994. I thought at first that maybe they were all just on the young side of the freshman curve, until I realized that my one mutual friend with them was my roommate’s brother—a senior in high school. Swipe to the left…
2. The 40-Year Old
On the opposite end of the spectrum, it seems the older generation has heard about Tinder through the grapevine. These are an automatic NO. Why are these men on Tinder to begin with? Not only is it creepy, but what about that awkward moment when your friend’s dad or uncle pops up on your phone?
3. The Guy with the Baby
This one never ceases to amaze me. Maybe guys think they’ll get brownie points for seeming cuddly by holding an adorable baby, but the first thing that runs through my mind is if the little bundle of joy in his arms is his. Just a heads up, but I’m pretty sure most Collegiettes aren’t looking to be a Baby Mama just yet. If you’re trying to come off as snuggle-friendly, do what the other 50% of male Tinder users do and go for a picture with your puppy.
4. The Athlete
Let me just start off by saying that there’s nothing wrong with guys posting a picture playing a sport. Not only does it give a decent shot of what he looks like, but you learn a little bit about his hobbies too. Two birds, one stone. But nine times out of ten, if he’s a college athlete, his main picture is in his school colors showing off that jersey number.
5. The Bro
This category can encompass a wide collection of Tinder bachelors. This guy is anyone who has more than one selfie, a picture in the gym, a picture in which he is sandwiched between two girls, or a picture displaying how manly he is by the amount of alcohol he is surrounded by. Can you say #denied?
Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of somewhat normal-seeming guys to ‘Like’ on Tinder. But before you find these gems, there’s definitely some rough to swipe past. Guys, think about the kinds of subliminal messages you’re sending before posting your Tinder pics. Collegiettes, choose wisely!