I Talked To People On Tinder Using Drake Lyrics From The "Drizzle" App, And This Is What Happened — PHOTOS
There are two things in this world I have virtually no useful knowledge on: The social etiquette of the dating app Tinder, and Drake. I am well-known in my friend group for being chronically, happily single, and as for the Drake thing...like, how do Drake fans become Drake fans? I’ve never even heard any of his songs. He seems like a chill dude and all, but I feel like I have to confess my complete and total ignorance on this topic before we all proceed any further with this article: I'm a Drake virgin (who can't drive. Okay, that's not true but I can't hear "virgin" without adding that). That, however, did not stop me from spending my entire weekend responding to people on Tinder with exclusively Drake lyrics generated from the new app “Drizzy” and it was basically the social equivalent of a toddler driving a tractor trailer.
If you haven’t heard of Drizzy yet, oh boy, do I have some news for you. Someone has created an app for regular humans like you and me so we can talk like Drake whenever we want. When you’re texting it will suggest random Drake lyrics, even categorizing them for the occasion so you can holler at your friends/scare your mom/pick a fight with your significant other to the Drake sentiment of your choosing. And so, this past Saturday, I settled onto my friend's couch, popped open a bottle of the cheapest wine we could find, and downloaded Tinder for the very first time to begin my epic Drake-themed ~romance~.
I have to admit, I was very wary of what was going to happen on Tinder. I've lived in New York literally for a week, and I’ve heard enough horror stories and read enough exhaustive tweets from friends to know that Tinder is less "roses and daffodils" and more "jeepers and creepers". And while I did get a few WTFs in my rapid Tinder swiping, I regained some major faith in humanity. I also managed to get myself cut off from swiping for twelve hours for swiping too many times. It was a night of mixed shame and pride for all. But I am happy to report that there are humans out there with a sense of humor, some of whom were more than worth the swipe. Others, not so much. But it was all for the best, because I would not trade the shenanigans and flirting “for real” for the world.