Tinder Part I: What’s Hindering My Tindering

 

A few weeks ago, I appeared in Nice Piece Productions’ short making fun of the app Tinder. For those of you living under a social media rock unfamiliar with Tinder, it is an online dating app (sort of) that shows you photos of the opposite sex (or same if that’s what you’re into) in your area. Upon seeing each photo, you can click yes or no. A mutual swipe to the right (yes) indicates a match, and the two parties will then be able to chat, which can lead to endless possibilities.

Thanks for this, Mac
Thanks for this, Mac

Unlike the majority of my extended social circle, I am not a member of Tinder. I’ve already over-thought all of my reasons. Firstly, I would like to believe that I don’t need an app on my phone to get dates or meet hot guys. I also have far too much insecurity to put my photo on a “Hot Or Not” (remember that?) type of thing. We’re all judged enough online as it is, do I really need to be part of something that’s basis is as superficial as it gets? Self-admittedly, I’m a rather superficial individual much of the time – but that doesn’t mean I like other people behaving the same way. Do as I say, not as I do, minions.

Despite my inhibitions, curiosity is getting the better of me. Would I feel any greater amount of power being able to say yes or no to someone on an app when in reality we all do that everyday? How much would I screw around with people, as so many of my friends claim to do? What happens if nobody swipes right and I’m a loser forever!?

Part of me wants to see what all the fuss is about, but I sort of DGAF. I’ll probably succumb to the peer pressure by the end of the month. Shit.

And I caved.

 

It’s Okay To Be GIFferent

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I didn’t blog at all in February and there’s one primary reason for that besides my ADD and natural inconsistency: Reddit. My brother made a huge mistake by introducing me to Reddit back in November, and I am slightly ashamed to admit how many hours I have spent browsing r/funny. If you’re unfamiliar with the website, I suggest you keep it that way, lest you lose days of your life becoming another cat loving Redditor slave. I’ll probably dedicate an entire post to Reddit eventually, but at this rate, you’ll likely be waiting a few months. Oopsies!

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I suppose I can blame Reddit. Or sites like #whatshouldwecallme and When In LA. Or the fact that I need to do something more productive with my free time. Who knows? The point of this post is that sites like this introduced me to GIFs. And now I’m obsessed with GIFs. Obsessed. Annoying. I’m annoying.

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Yes, I am aware that the GIF is by no means a new addition to the internet, I just don’t think I ever gave a shit about them until my insomnia started up again and I realized I could send them in text messages to my friends. *Cue villainous laughter* If you have yet to receive a GIF from me in iMessage, then you should probably be reevaluating our friendship. (or buy a fucking iPhone since this is 2013)

As demonstrated by popular Tumblr accounts like #whatshouldwecallme, GIFs can be an excellent way to describe reactions and situations. Sometimes, when words fail us, all you can say is simply a facial expression. Sometimes the cast of Girls says it best. Because I’m a loser such a funny and creative person, I created one of these GIF dedicated Tumblr accounts to waste even more of my time. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and insomnia is a biatch. Teehee

Click Here For My GIF Dedicated Tumblr!

Smooches xoxo

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