Speaking from experience, I know it’s hard work to meet someone in ‘real life’, as it were. Dating apps such as Tinder provide a wall behind which we can hide and build up our confidence slowly with matches. As well as a chance to determine whether each person is the one for you using their profile. Their age, occupation, location and uni degree wrapped up with a glimpse of their personality from a well written (or in some cases not) bio. It’s a simple case of ticking boxes, realistically.
But as much as Tinder, Bumble and all the rest have brought so much to our lives, maybe it’s time to branch out and try our hands at meeting potential matches organically again.
Jubilee have recently released a video in which a guy swipes left or right on 30 girls whilst standing face to face to each and every one of them. Sounds like your worst nightmare, right? Well, it definitely gets his hands a little clammy. And ours.
According to Tinder, 15% of the Australian population was using the app in 2017 (that’s almost 3.5 million of us) and other research shows that 75% of Millennials (aged 18-33) are looking for a serious relationship when swiping. Looking at these stats, that gives us a huge chance of meeting ‘the one’ online. And true to the numbers, there are thousands of success stories from dating apps, where it is becoming more and more acceptable to meet the love of your life online. Just look up ‘marriages from Tinder’ on Google, and there are countless stories to awe at.
In the video, it’s easy to see that it’s not actually as hard as you think to make that connection in real life. But whatever floats your boat, I guess. All that we can depict is that swiping left in person is unsurprisingly a lot more uncomfortable to watch than it sounds. If you don’t trust me, take a look at the video.
Image Source: Jubilee