How Did You Two Meet?

Have we not moved past the reputation established around Tinder’s inception that the app’s sole purpose was to bump uglies with geographically convenient strangers as the threat of last call florescent lights lingered dangerously close? Why do we still attach a stigma to meeting our significant others online, as if it’s somehow inferior

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The Humble Bumbler

Josh is the quintessential flattering photo poster. He was pseudo-attractive but it was a struggle to move past the bad teeth and the slight cross eye that did NOT read in the photos and attempt to focus on some sign of an emotional connection. 

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The Vaper

I mustered up more courage than I knew I had and marched into the kafé (that’s café with a ‘k’ since we’re in LA and we’re edgy) for my first blind Tinder date. My heart was pounding and even after we locked eyes I contemplated an about face and running toward my car.

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Tinder on the Homefront

What would dating be like as a thirty-something? What would hook ups be like? Will the opposite sex even find me sexually desirable in my old age? How will they know how cool I am from five nondescript photos? How do I stand out in a sea of gorgeous, thin, basic women? I was exhausted just thinking about it. 

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The Firefighter

About three days before my best friend convinced me that it was necessary to do some serious research into my ex’s disappearing act I distracted myself in the best way possible with the only men I still had tolerance for – the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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The Surfer

Before I discovered the photographic evidence that my ex was in fact back with his ex, I was in a delusional state of limbo. I was fully aware that my relationship was strained, that communication had ceased, that something major was wrong. Still, without closure I couldn’t bear the thought of dating other people. A spontaneous trip to Palm Springs changed that.

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The Breakup

Six or so months ago my whole life turned upside down. I realize that sounds a tad dramatic so let me clarify upfront that there was no tragic death, I wasn’t diagnosed with cancer, and my dog didn’t drown in the ocean.

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