Right so Tinder. That dating app thing.
In my mind, Tinder has always been a bit of harmless fun; a place to get your flirty banter on, maybe score a date with a cute guy/gal or whatever. It was never for me, so what did it matter how other people used it?
However, last week, some friends of mine downloaded Tinder, as did I, and within an hour, I knew I had to delete it. In fact, the next morning, I even woke up feeling really uncomfortable about the whole thing.
So yeah... turns out I have a problem with Tinder, and I want to explain to you why.
1. It brings out the worst in people
2. It encourages you to be shallow
3. it's selfish
4.it promotes a culture of instant gratification
5. It's addictive
Look; I know that at the end of the day, a lot of people will argue with me and say: But it's Tinder- Those things are the whole point of it.
Am I the only one who's concerned by that???
The fact that this app is a massive, monopolising corporation, and it's encouraging us as a society to be selfish, impatient, and completely shallow. I feel like that is pretty belittling and degrading to us as people, and the fact that so many people become invested in it is terrifying to me. You can shut me down, call me an idiot, ignore everything I've said or whatever. That's fine- these are just my opinions after all.
However, I do think that Tinder says a lot about us as people, and we can, and should learn about our society through it. And even more importantly, we should be trying to change and improve ourselves. I think that when you really think about Tinder, you might be a tad disturbed too- all my friends who downloaded it last week, have all- upon reflection- chosen to delete it. I personally think that's for the best.
Just have a think, a ponder, a gander into my points. If you think I'm just being picky, then fine, but I hope you at least consider my view.
Until I find something new to rant about,