Around 9 months ago I downloaded Tinder, I didn’t really know what it would be like or what I expected to come out of it. I’ve never really been the type to have many one night stands so I knew I wasn’t looking for sex. I feel like Tinder is the main dating app that has such a massive stigma about it. The main and strangely normal question to firstly ask a person you match with is “What are you on here for?”, just to separate the people who are after friendship, sex or a relationship.
I’ve been on a few dates over the years but only two that are from Tinder. The first date I will save for another blog post because that is a completely different story, which you will all probably laugh at to my disadvantage, ha.
So after my first Tinder date went horrendously bad and very awkward, I then started chatting to Cam. The good thing about Tinder is that it is linked with your Facebook so you automatically view your mutual friends with the person and with Cam we had probably near a hundred mutual friends. After about a month of chatting online and texting we went for our first date, to TGI Friday’s for cocktails and food. This was by far one of my favourite evenings I have had. I felt as if I had known him for years, everything was so relaxed and I felt alive for the first time in a long period.
Many dates passed and we got together, to be specific it was bonfire night and it felt so perfect. I have never met a man so gentle, yet make me feel so alive. However, when we first got in a relationship I was a bit reluctant to tell people how we met, in a way I was slightly embarrassed at the fact I chose Tinder as a dating app, purely just because of the stigma that goes with it. But now I have no shame in the fact we met on Tinder.
I don’t want this post just to be me bragging about how perfect my man is haha, I want this to show people that there is no shame in being on a dating website. Also, those who automatically judge others for being on Tinder, stop being an ass and rethink why you have negativity about dating websites.
Leave your comments below on what you think about dating websites!
Chloe x x