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 D: Desperate To Show Me The D
Jesus Christ, this guy. There really are very few words to describe Homeboy D other than he was ready and willing. He was very easily offended though when I didn’t continue on the conversation the way he hoped. Homeboy D proceeded to unmatch me approximately 0.2 seconds after telling me to “suck it”. Sorry to see you go, homeboy 🙁