When telling the majority of my non-tech-related friends about sites I use, like Airbnb (to rent out a room in my house like a hotel), Snapchat (disappearing picture and video texts), or Whatsapp (free texting to anyone in the world), I am largely met with blank stares. Recently, a dating app called, Tinder, made its way to Android. I had been waiting for this moment for a long time, as no less than four people told me about it at SXSW in Austin, but it was only on Apple's iOS.
In the last week, after Tinder got all its bugs fixed, I've been addicted to the app. The premise is simple. Tinder takes your location, shows you pictures of girls in your proximity and you swipe the picture to the right if you like her, and swipe to the left if you don't. If you both swipe each other, then you can start messaging each other via the app. I've had like 20 matches so far, but I don't even care. I just like looking at pictures of complete strangers. I swipe whenever I'm bored, which is a lot. I'm amazed I haven't run out of girls nearby.
Check out this hot interaction I recently had: