I show a male friend the app, just to explain how it works. I end up with a choice of five for a date on Friday night.
The likelehood of these these ladies flying in to London from Texas tomorrow is low.
Tinder lesson number two: it doesn't cope with regular international travel very well. This should be the ultimate test of Tinder: can I get a Friday night date from someone near my house?
This has created a positive feedback loop, elevating their perceived value and separating them even further from the rest of the pack.
The art of taking pictures of oneself or girlfriends has been elevated to a new level.
These are rapidly becoming the favorite venues for “Foodies,” low-level women who sit at desk jobs all day snacking away, or customers of all the various “Plus Size” clothing stores.
I sign up to Tinder, the hottest new thing in online dating. I'll be the first to admit I'm not the most handsome of men, but surely there are some women who like the look of me out there? She takes one glance at my profile and immediately comprehends more about people's behaviour on Tinder than me. She searches through my pictures for more flattering ones and we replace the bio with a witty one-liner.
The second photo typically escalates to show a little bit more skin, somewhat of a tease.
The “Unbuttoned Blouse” shot shows a silk or chiffon blouse unbuttoned such that the graceful curve of her bosom is gently outlined by the scalloped lace of an expensive demi bra.
Girls are even defining terms for these shots, such as “One Side Open,” whereby a man can get clear view of her elegant brassiere cup through the unbuttoned shirt or via a sleeveless opening.