I’ve spent a lot of time on Tinder these days and I find myself just being annoyed at things I probably shouldn’t be annoyed at. I mean, I kind of hate people in general,but that’s mostly the general population. People who I love know I love them.
Don’t get me wrong…
I know I’m not the perfect catch, and I don’t want to be. I don’t like people having high expectations of me (lol). But there’s this population of people on Tinder that genuinely irks my nerve not because of their face, but what’s in their “about me”. I kind of feel bad though because half of the people I would swipe right on, fall into this realm because in the past I would just swipe without reading the profile. Shame on myself!
Anywho, these people are the worst kind of people on Tinder…
1. “All Lives Matter”
Just…….just don’t. If you don’t understand the meaning behind Black Lives Matter and you’re just saying “All Lives Matter” because you think BLM only means ONLY black lives matter, you are totally missing the point and you are working to invalidate the fact that people of color are being mistreated at the hand of the police and judicial system in general.
Also, if all lives mattered why the hell does it seem like you don’t care about black lives?
ALSO Also, this kind of sets off my racist radar.
2. “Trump Supporter”
HOW?!?!? No…seriously, how? How does this even make sense? Not only is he a dumb, misogynistic asshole of a person, Donald Trump represents a party that definitely has issue with the LGBTQ community. Even if he doesn’t have a problem with LGBTQ people, the fact that both, you and he supports a party that shows constant hate against our community makes me sad. You’re LGBTQ…come on…
3. “Young Professional”
You’re damn near 35. Drop the “young”. Half of your colleague workforce is probably younger than yourself. Also, there are more ways to be vague about what you do on a day to day basis. I’m starting to have more respect for the “Self-employed” crowd. (That’s a whole other rant there) Actually…
4. People who put “Self-employed” on their profile but don’t explain what that really means.
For all I know, you’re a drug dealer and I don’t have time for this. Or you’re unemployed and just don’t want to seem like a failure. Or you’re just now on a new venture and quit your job of 20 years because you got tired of it, but don’t really have a business plan of where you’re going. How hard is it to say “Owner of _______”. That will get a Right Swipe in a heartbeat if it sounds reasonable.
5. Any phrase describing how “masc” you are and how you only like “masc” guys.
Nobody needs your self-hating, divisive attitude around here. We all have preferences, but don’t be out here judging a book by it’s cover.
6. Pictures of everything but your face.
7. Any hint at the fact that you THOROUGHLY enjoy the gym more than eating (Loving them equally is OK though).
I know gym heads like to eat, but for the type that likes to eat chicken. Bland chicken. For every meal. The same way. Every day. For ever and ever. AMEN. Gots ta go.
I have nothing against the gym-heads though. I used to be addicted to the gym, but I just have a problem when people start to judge me for not going. Yes, I know I could probably use it, but let me “live my best life” ok?.
8. “I don’t like filling these out” or “I never know what to say here”
AKA, I’m boring.
Honestly, this wasn’t a problem before I started “The Tinder Experiment” but adding this to my rules actually helped me avoid a bunch of fuckboys. ESPECIALLY if you have 5 photos and your Instagram linked and all of your Spotify songs selected. Just saying. No “About Me” basically means that you don’t know what you’re looking for or you’re just too lazy to fill it out. Which again, confuses me if you fall into the category of having EVERYTHING linked to your profile. It’s just bad.
If you’re just trying to hook up, say it. If you’re bored, say it. If you don’t know what you’re doing here, say it. A blank profile means nothing and as a result, will get nothing in return. There’s plenty of pretty faces out there on Tinder that would love to share a bit about themselves.
9. Having an obviously fake name, or some ridiculous nickname on your profile
If I can’t at least find you on Facebook with your “name”, it’s going to be a no from me.
10. All of your profile pics are group pics of you and your friends and family
I’m just going to think you’re the ugliest one in the pic. Plain and simple. And then you have the nerve to link your instagram, and your IG profile pic is some nature scene, and all of your pics are group pics in there as well. Obviously I could go through the process of elimination and eventually narrow you down, but who wants to do all that work.
If you’re ugly, work that shit. Be ugly confident!
What are some things that will certainly earn a “Left Swipe” for you?