Screen

She had a system. Spend the whole first date hiding behind her phone; if that didn’t faze her potential suitor, he could handle her other terrible habits and her social anxiety and her strange particularities. She called it the screening. If he passed, he deserved her.   This post is part of the A-Z Challenge.…

17 Tinder Bios That Get an Immediate Swipe Left

1. Because true intellectuals can use proper grammar. 2. Because I can’t tell how much of this is a lie and how much is the truth.  3. Because Asa smokes kittens. 4. Because I have no idea what’s going on in this bio. 5. Or this one.  6. Because Shane makes unnecessary acronyms. 7. Because I don’t use people for their Costco memberships. 8. Because Sean’s…

15 Guys You’ll Meet on Tinder

1. The Rhymer 2. The Frolicker 3. The Confused One 4. The Confusing One 5. The…What? 6. The Advertiser 7. The Alternative Pet 8. The Aggressive Adulterer 9. The Cultural Appropriator 10. The One With The Banana 11. The Identity Crisis 12. The Human 13. The Child 14. The Lamp 15. The Potential Murderer For…

He Sat In His Desk Chair

He didn’t close his door. He sat in his desk chair. With those two simple things, I could relax. Together they screamed, “I realize I brought you to my bedroom on our first date, but I’m not trying to push any boundaries.” The night didn’t start off so promising. He had texted to say he’d…

And Then My Tinder Date Pulled Out a Gun

I’m pretty trusting of people on the Internet. I successfully traveled from Boston to Ithaca with Zimride. I’ve used Craigslist to get babysitting and petsitting jobs. I looked for VidCon roommates using Facebook. Last November I arranged to stay for four days with a YouTube friend I’d never met. So when my friend encouraged me to download Tinder, an app…