Online dating sites like Tinder and Plenty of Fish make it easy to meet people for hookups, relationships, and more. However, the easy nature of dating services also makes it easy to almost lose sight of the actual person on the other end of your messages. The Tinder Files are my attempt to hold people accountable for what they say on social media. I post totally inappropriate and gross pickup lines, hoping it becomes less acceptable to treat people like sex objects. I post the ones that don’t make sense, because even someone you want casual sex with deserves a proofread message. And bro, it’s just not good for your game if your “hey” actually comes out as “gey.” However, I also post the super cute ones, because in the midst of all that negativity, we need to remember the romantics are out there, too.
Check out my first TF post to see my rules.
~ Third Time’s a Charm ~
We’ve all accidentally sent a message more than once when we thought it hadn’t gone through and it had. It happens, and can be forgiven. It’s bad, but not like, liked-the-56-week-old-Instagram-pic bad. Sometimes there’s some sort of wifi malfunction, sometimes it freakin’ says it didn’t send when it did, etc. However, notice the time stamps on today’s Plenty of Fish screenshot mark an hour difference between the first two messages. Then, there’s twenty more minutes between the second time and third time.
What do you think? On purpose, or an innocent mistake? This poor guy’s fate lies in your venerable hands.