It wasn't that long ago that online dating still felt like a taboo thing, when the fact that you had Tinder downloaded on your phone wasn't information you would readily share with everyone. Fast forward to 2017 and it seems that it has become the norm. People lead such busy lives that suddenly meeting someone on Tinder is a lot more practical that the traditional method of dating we're all used to.
I've heard so many Tinder success stories lately, especially since moving to London, where it seemed there really wasn't any other way to meet new people. Yet, as a self proclaimed overgrown emo child, I was sceptical just how easy it would be to win people over with all my emo glory. Spending 85% of my existence either listening to or talking about Brand New, I decided to conduct a little experiment. If I slipped in dark Brand New lyrics into my Tinder conversations, how many men would easily brush it off as normal?
Granted some dudes were pretty quick to pick up on what I was doing, but damn it's a little worrisome how many didn't. Either they didn't find Jesse Lacey's emo lyrics out of the ordinary, or they simply didn't care. It is almost the end of summertime after all, gotta work fast if they want to have any form of a summer fling - desperate times call for desperate measures, eh? Anyway, let's appreciate some of the homeboys I encountered along the way.
Homeboy B: Thinks Brand New And While She Sleeps Are The Same
Alright, I’ll give this homeboy credit where credit is due. It seems eventually he picked up on what I was doing but it is a little disappointing he didn’t reply back with Brand New lyrics. Fair enough I guess, I will take those While She Sleeps lyrics instead. In the words of the one and only Jesse Lacey: “We’re the coolest kids and we take what we can get .”