“Swipe right, you know you want it”
TINDERIFFIC. Although a bit shallow, Tinder is quite the roar right now with the new tech savvy generation. I have to admit some of the “about me’s” (read above) are quite entertaining to read. Swiping right to hope for a possible match and a left for a I never want to see or date you, is pretty darn easy and painless for both parties involved.
Maybe you have the Look! My cute friend, but I will let you guess my face profile:
OR the guess which one I am profile:
OR maybe the classic, I’m quirky and rather good looking selfie:
OR lastly the straight up WTHeckles was I drinking when I decided on this profile:
Whatever profile picture it may be, The Tinder world has offered up a positive spin on dating. I’ve seen some serious matches take place due to this application. However, Ive also witnessed some hysterical interactions:
“Hey, don’t you know who I am?”
“Do you recognize me?”
“Hey Emily, its Me!”
OR there are the match messages that get the Golden Tinder Award:
“Hi, whats on your plate for dinner?”
“5K TIME: GO”
“What’s your sign?”
“So you are telling me there’s a chance?”
OR there are the people that you actually know and you contemplate whether to swipe left or right out of pure respect.
So although choosing a potential date by physical appearance may be a little..ok, a lot, a lot, shallow, Tinder has opened the doors for many. Some may say too sketchy and invasive (I know Mom), but maybe you are the introvert who makes a Digorno pizza with a movie on a Friday night instead of the bar scene? Maybe you are an extravert wanting to date as many people as you can without the crappy in person one-liners? Maybe you’ve moved to a new city and are simply trying to meet new people and make a friend?
Oh and did I mention it was free?
Whatever it may be, relationship or not, I dare you to give it a go. IF anything its a fun game for those I am bored at work or waiting for my 8 hour delayed flight to arrive moments. So go ahead ladies and gent’s put down the Natty Light and 50 shades of Grey for a moment and Tinder. It. Up.
Leaving you with a bold Tinder date cocktail jewel: Tin Tin Temples w/ a Twist in a Mason Jar
1 Mason Jar
1 Shot of Rum (I used Cruzan Puerto Rican Rum)
1 Cup of Seltzer or Ginger Ale (I used Seltzer)
5 Frozen Dark Cherries Mashed (I used Whole Foods Organic Cherries)
1/2 Tbsp Amaretto
Mango Chunks (I used Trader Joe’s Frozen Organic)
Maraschino Cherries and Juice(I used the Kroger brand)
1/2 Tbsp Sugar (Optional. I did not use)
Poor shot of rum and amaretto into mason jar. Mash dark cherries and add to rum. Add sugar and cherry juice. Let set for 15 minutes. Add either ginger ale or seltzer water. Place a few mango chunks and maraschino cherries on toothpick for garnish or add to mason jar for more flavor! GULP it down!
A swipe of GULP to the right-