Just as any other fad, this one is about to diminish.
The first time I heard about Tinder was from one of my roommates. I walked into our house, and my roommate screams, “Oh, my! He righted me. We're a match!"
Many students I have talked to say that Tinder is a great ego booster, and I have to agree. Who would not like to know that someone they think is cute, thinks they are cute back?
A senior strategic communication major who would prefer to remain anonymous said she has been using the app for a few weeks. She, too, first heard about it from her roommates. While she finds Tinder judgmental, she said it is a great way to procrastinate. She said she admitted to chatting with some of her matches although she said she would never consider meeting them in person.
Another student I spoke with, who would also prefer to remain anonymous, started to download the application but quickly deleted it before the process finished. Tinder made her feel uncomfortable before she even got the opportunity to use it.
I will admit to downloading the app and being interested for the first week or so. But then I thought, "Some of these guys could be in my classes. This is getting too awkward."
Tinder got even more alarming when the creepy factor started to kick in. These men are sending the most inappropriate messages. I do not think it is any of your business to know what the craziest thing I have done with a guy is. I simply will not reply to messages starting with "Hey sexy."
There are some people who may use this “dating” app seriously, but for the most of us, it is a joke. It is fun to mess with Tinder when you are bored, but most people I know do not take it seriously.
At the end of the day, I hope that students are careful about what they do and who they meet if they ever make the decision to.
Mercedes Ynocencio is a junior journalism major from Saint Charles, Ill.