Tinderlines Aggregates The Worst Of Tinder, Might Make You Quit Online Dating

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: The 'Tinder' app logo is seen on a mobile phone screen on November 24, 2016 in London, England. Following a number of deaths linked to the use of anonymous online dating apps, the police have warned users to be aware of the risks involved, following the growth in the scale of violence and sexual assaults linked to their use. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)
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Tinder is a bare-bones "dating" (read: hookup) app that tries to match you with singles nearby, sometimes on the basis of whether you have a mutual Facebook friend. If you both swipe each other's photo to the right as you browse, then it's a "match!" There's no robust biographical info section or compatibility questions to answer, so the whole process is kind of quick and dirty, and therefore users tend to have a "what's there to lose?" attitude. Thus, we get Tinderlines: an aggregation of "the best, the worst, and the funniest Tinder pick-up lines." Even having a mutual Facebook friend or two does not seem to provide enough social pressure to get people to behave in a civilized manner.

I tried Tinder myself for a few months last year when I was single. It sure will boost your ego, to be constantly "matched" with men, but I never met any of them in real life. Here's my very own Tinderlines-worthy submission. Especially notice the time stamps! 

Cute, right? I'm no prude, but the thought of choosing strangers for casual sex — or even cuddling — based purely on appearance and physical proximity doesn't appeal to me in the slightest. I deleted the app shortly after this event. I imagine some of the Tinder users below may have had a similar impulse.

If you haven't tried Tinder but aren't yet scared off, read some more of the raunchy user stories available on Tinderfessions. And for even more Tinder-related entertainment, try the story of a guy who joined Tinder as a dog, or "Humanitarians of Tinder." 

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