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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Purdue chapter.

Roses are red, violets are blue, I swiped right, so did you? Since it’s February, aka the season of love, I thought it was the perfect time for me to try Tinder. I heard people say that Tinder can be a shallow place, so I decided to break the ice with thought-provoking questions. I asked my matches questions about what they found to be meaningful in their lives. I got mixed feedback, some replied with short, concise answers like “finding happiness” or “being more present because life is short.” While others had more sarcastic answers. 

 It was refreshing to see a few instances where guys had typed out more detailed responses, which made me hopeful that I can find someone insightful. On the other hand, as I scrolled through my messages, a lot of guys did not responded to me. Generally, no matter how serious of a topic, the conversation most likely went south; not surprising from a “hookup” app, but it’s not my cup of tea. However, I appreciated the guys that asked me if I wanted to grab some coffee, even if that wasn’t their only intention. Indeed, I was taken aback by how one guy straightforwardly gave me his number.

Overall, I got bored of Tinder around the second day. It ‘s kind of exhausting keeping up with multiple chats at once, but there were also plenty of chats that went nowhere. Don’t even get me started about how awkward it is to swipe past someone you know. I am looking forward to deleting the app and not returning until I want to find a date on Tinder. Unless I want to experiment more, like seeing how guys react to various degrees of makeup worn in my profile pictures.

Fortunately, the whole experience wasn’t that bad, I got a few laughs and chuckles here and there, and I made some decent jokes. Plus, the animals in the profile pictures were cute, I’m going to miss those and the witty bios.  I’m proud to say that I’m single and not ready to mingle…at least not on Tinder.


Sherry is a senior at Purdue University majoring in professional writing and minoring in film. She plans on becoming a content writer or a copywriter, though she is also keeping her options open. She enjoys Youtube, her cat, Paisley, makeup, and writing.