Everyone with a smartphone knows that Tinder is used mainly for quick, consensual, and casual hook ups.
Tinder was originally created as a simple dating app but was taken over by horny individuals who wanted a quick and semi anonymous fix. I took Tinder and used it for other reasons.
In June, I was in LA and was looking for a simple and inexpensive way of getting around town. Opening up the app I continuously swiped right until I started getting enough matches.
I’m not going to lie to you, I always wanted to use these girls for their cars and their friendship. We’d talk, get to know each other and then BAM I’d drop the, “hey I’m looking at getting from A to B and was wondering if I’d be able to get a lift.”
Alright I admit that it might not have been the safest way to get around, but I’m alive, and I wasn’t robbed.
Eventually I found someone who was interested in a little Aussie humour and friendship. We drove around to a book shop, the Griffith Observatory, into an In n Out burger joint, and finally up and down Sunset Boulevard. A good time was had by all.
At the end of our little escapades she dropped me back at the hostel and she disappeared off to her place at Santa Monica.
The whole thing kinda made me feel a little slutty, I mean I was using a girl simply for her car, and her company. But it was consensual. She knew what she was getting herself into.
It’s fool proof and cost effective for all budget, solo travellers.
I’d suggest to anyone that if they’re going to use Tinder for any reasons, they need to use common sense and a little restraint. If someone feels shady, they probably will be shady.