THE EXPERIMENT IS OVER!
I’M OVER IT!
SO OVER IT!
Ok Ok, it wasn’t dumb BUT, to be honest, I’ve never really legitimately dated. It’s always been this whole “hook-up” thing, and then I’m like “hey I like you” and then they are like “Hey, I like you too” and then down the road…say like 3 months I find out that this probably isn’t what I wanted to sign up for and then I’m back at square one. So this has really been kind of hard for me.
It’s been about a month since I started “The Tinder Experiement” and I think that this is a long enough time to report back on my initial findings. Things during the experiment were both good and bad. Before starting this I would swipe like a mad-man waiting for a match to happen. Over time, I no longer stressed out about matching with people, nor did I freak out when people didn’t really text back immediately. It gave me a reason to be patient. I wasn’t feeding off that instant gratification of matching with a million people and always having someone to talk to or respond to. I focused on talking to 3 people at a time and as time went along my urge to swipe significantly decreased and honestly, I just stopped caring about matching with other people since I was spending valuable time getting to know someone else. Maybe this was just an overall good way to ween myself off of the dating app completely.
Well… I thought…
The best thing about this experiment was realizing that vetting these guys by actually reading through their “About Me” profiles and being a little more critical about who I swiped right on due to the “only matching with three people at a time” rule has proven to be a tad effective. I’ve not matched with any fuckbois at all, and I’m able to have genuine conversation with people who want to learn more about me. I just don’t feel like I’m wasting my time when logging onto the application. It’s a great feeling.
With the Pros though, there are Cons. Those mostly being that you get a lot of boring guys, and you can’t really avoid that. Also, people may be busy, or just don’t use the app as much and that’s understandable, but you would think that if someone wanted to talk to you and found you interesting they’d talk to you more often. With this said though, having the boring guys around has made it easier for me to not be addicted to Tinder and keep in mind you can always unmatch and keep it moving.
There’s no real say on if this is a bust or not, but if I compare it to how I used to treat Tinder, there would probably be a lot of wasted time and conversations in my message queue. I’ve realized that I don’t have time for that so right now, I would say a slight success. I’ve met a few genuine guys who just didn’t work out due to personality mismatches, mostly. I’m kind of particular.
So as of right now I think I’m hanging up the online app dating hat. Even after going through hundreds of profiles and matching with about 20 guys, I’ve still not found that one that’s for me. I can admit though, that this experience overall, has been the best experience I’ve had on Tinder for sure. Just takes time. What’s next? I’m not sure. Maybe I’ll just be content “loving me” and “getting to know myself” as the married and boo’d up people say. *Rolls Eyes*.