Drop the Tinder Stigma

To some people, saying they use Tinder is like admitting to a dirty secret. But what’s all the fuss about? Let’s drop the Tinder stigma and get real; it can be helpful and beneficial for many reasons!

First of all, Tinder is a great way to meet potential partners. Yeah, it’s also used for random one-time hook ups, but there are plenty of people looking for commitment as well. Sometimes it will take a while to gauge where someone is at or their reasons for using the app, but usually it’s pretty obvious. They may even state it in their bios. Other times, you can figure it out from the tone of their messages. If someone is taking time to get to know you, it may be because they are interested in a potential relationship. If they skip straight to the pick up lines, then maybe that’s not the case. If you’re unsure, just ask! A simple question of “So what brings you to Tinder?” will clear things up.

Second, Tinder can be used to meet people in a platonic way. Some people are just looking for friends or people to hang out with! Others are looking for people to help them out with a project, join a band, or practice language skills.

Third, Tinder is a great way to put yourself out there. You can get to know new people, practice conversational skills, and you may just even hit it off with someone. Whatever you are looking for, Tinder connects you with thousands of people, so you are bound to find someone with that same interest or goal.

So Tinder users, time to come out of the shadows. You no longer need to lie about where you’ve met your partner or keep the app on mute. Keep on shamelessly swiping in public, and keep up the good work.