More often than not, this wasn't the case, but in my first week on Tinder, I gained quite a few matches -- 20 or so.Most I struck up charming conversations with, remarking on the gorgeous weather (it was 15 degrees that week) or making some bold, unfunny claim about their profile picture (I repeatedly asked a girl whose picture was her holding a baby why she listed her age at 23 when she wasn't a lick of 23-days-old.) Stupid jokes, obviously.There's a short bio, age and mutual friends listed, but who's really paying attention to that stuff when your Tinder flame is wearing next to nothing on the beach?If you're thinking about Tinder in a PG-13 sense, then, yeah, the two of you can "like" each other and have a conversation on the app.X It’s no surprise more and more people are using online dating apps to find love — and everything else in between.One survey from e Harmony found 36 per cent of Canadians were dating online and 20 per cent of committed relationships began online. But in a dating world with countless apps and thousands of reasons to swipe, Tinder is often dubbed as the hook-up site, a place where you only go to find casual sex within a few kms of your location.
On Tinder I could preserve my cooked-up desirability and masculinity while secretly praying that the smokin' young blonde would like me back.Was Sheila good-looking enough to force me to abandon my anti-"online dating" position, even if Tinder was straddling a middle ground?I didn't tell any of my friends, because I was embarrassed, but I asked Sheila out on a date. On most of my past dates, I've found myself listening to mind-numbing anecdotes about my date's job or her love of chicken soup, so this was something new. After I saw her off, her texts became even more frequent and I just couldn't do it anymore.I did sense that things were getting a little too serious, though.I was still on the fence about actually going on a date with someone I'd met on Tinder.After a casual date or two, the expectation is that you're going to get laid.