What Happened When I Spent a Year on Tinder

December 30, 2014 8:12 PM

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For the first six months of 2014, life was a bit mundane. I did my everyday things that kept me structured and content, and I had nothing to complain about. But something was missing. I was content, but I was waiting for more. During this monotonous stage, I occasionally looked to Tinder for someone to spend time with. As anyone who's familiar with online dating sites knows, there is no one particular thing that most people are looking for. I wasn't on there for a hookup, nor was I naïve enough to be on there hoping to find the love of my life. Fortunately, outside of what most women will experience, I never had a significant problem with men being pigs to me because I got pretty good at siphoning out who I would exchange messages with. This also meant that I got even better at choosing who I would actually go out with.

Some months after joining Tinder, my search for... whatever it was I was searching for on there slowed and I began a conscious effort to focus on my work and career, to nurture current friendships and relationships, to workout more, eat healthier, and to be more present in the now. I didn't delete m...

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