With no other criteria, I swiped right on guys who I found attractive and could write a literate sentence in their About Me, the same method I used when trying to date.
Going in, I thought the experiment was limited: Because these were dating apps, I couldn't access the pool of straight girls, those least likely to see me as a romantic target.
So if that's an issue, we should probably just call it now."We did; he never responded.
I was already imagining suggesting tea and scones at nearby Alice's Tea Cup when the Brit dreamboat got back to me one day later: "Thanks! I'm just traveling here for a couple days." I typed a polite "You're welcome," a little crushed.
It turns out, according to Pambakian, Tinder is commonly used as a travel guide.
Tinder was the worst of them: All I saw were a couple of group shots (but which guy are you, Steve?
), ab selfies, and if I was really lucky, a suit shot.
That said, I was confident friendship was going to be different on the apps.
People would be chiller because the relationship stakes were lower. Still, I didn't want to play mind games with my future besties.
I moved to New York less than two years ago and have been trying to expand my circle as I build roots in the city.
As a very extroverted person, I believe the more people around, the merrier (and richer) life is.
But I ended up hating them for dating because of their "all or nothing" protocol.