I have, luckily, never been a casual dater. Shortly after I turned eighteen, I found Johnny and we have been together for nearly two years now, which hasn’t really given me the time for adult dating. However, I have had some experience with dating sites before during my late teens; mainly, Tinder. Today, I am going to share with you some of the funniest experiences I’ve had on Tinder.
When we were around the age of seventeen, my friends at the time and I really enjoyed downloading Tinder and essentially ‘trolling’ young lads and each other. For example, I remember we would give out each other’s numbers when a boy asked for ours, meaning that the others would get inundated with messages that had a lot of winky faces and aubergine emojis. One of the funniest instances that I remember was once I’d taken a friend’s phone and sent a message to a boy on Tinder saying “I really fancy a quicky behind the chippy – are you in the mood for a battered sausage? ;)”. While this seem pretty immature now, at the time we thought it was hilarious. And yes, this is how I spent my free periods during sixth form and I still passed my A-Levels (woot-woot!).
Another adult dating anecdote I remember was when one of my friends decided to ‘catfish’ her friend’s ex-boyfriend on Tinder. We’d found him on there one day as we were swiping and so decided to get some petty revenge with how she’d been treated by toying with his emotions on Tinder. We made a fake Facebook account with a model’s picture (it was an obvious Catfish, we didn’t want to be too mean) and named her Charlotte, signed up for Tinder and matched with the ex-boyfriend. We messaged him a few times but then he started asking about meeting up and we chickened out and deleted the account – but it was fun while it lasted, I guess! Obviously, this is not me condoning Catfising!
All jokes aside, I feel incredibly lucky that I haven’t had to experience too much of the adult dating world – and while Johnny and I dated a bit before we officially became a couple, it was nowhere near on the scale of casual dating. People say I’d feel like I was missing out by settling down so soon, but I really don’t feel like that at all!
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