So, here’s my Tinder experience by the numbers.
- Weeks on Tinder: 12
- Total number of matches: approximately 30-35
- Super likes: 1 (and that was an accident)
- Highest number of matches at one time: 17
- Matches who talked with me: 8
- Matches who “yelled” at me at some point during conversation: 2
- Matches who outright asked for sex/something sexual (and were refused, FYI): 2
- Matches I met: 2
- Dates had so far: 3
- Matches I met that I liked: 1
These numbers are pretty dismal if you take them at face value. I was unmatched by almost half the guys I was initially matched with, most of my matches did not even speak to me (from reading profiles, I found this to be a trend on Tinder–people don’t talk to you even if they match with you. Yes, that is weird and defeats the purpose of Tinder), and a couple had the nerve to be rude.
But then, today I received the cutest text from Tinder Guy B, we’ll call him TGB. It was a little gif of a guy making a list and TGB saying “Lemme add that to the list of things I like about you…” and I thought, this whole experiment on Tinder might actually be something more than a waste of my time. I might have actually found a new friend out of all of this. I may not have found love, but that was questionable, anyway. What I did find was that I’m still a great match, and I can create a spark. And that was worth knowing.
#MyTinderSeries was not endorsed by Tinder or its affiliates. #MyTinderSeries represented 1 heterosexual woman’s experience (me) using Tinder to meet guys for approximately 12 weeks. Everyone’s experience, while it may contain similar elements, is different. This in no way has to do with Tinder itself, the app, or its affiliates. For a happier ending in love, check out my first 2 installments of the Owen & Makayla Trilogy.