What I see on Tinder vs. what I choose to see

Being a single person in your early 20’s means you have likely had an experience with Tinder. In all honesty, the app is exhausting and depressing but, despite my valiant month-long attempts to stay atop my high horse, I delete and download it again and again. Tinder has always remained fascinating to me though, like an enormous and very grim social experiment that everyone is aware of, but doesn’t discuss. Staying within a 30 km radius, you begin to notice trends. These trends are 90% frustrating and 10% bizarre. It can be difficult to stay optimistic while trying to navigate this app which is why I’ve spent so much time thinking about what I would rather be seeing when I swipe. After careful consideration, I have decided to share what I wish I could see instead of these common types of Tinder men… I think this speaks for itself. Is it his daughter? Is it his niece? Does he know this child at all? I am never sure what to make of this strategy. I can always appreciate a good face swap though. Or the baby with that Viking filter maybe. I don’t know if this is only me, but I have observed that there is a much larger population of single dudes who like to fish than you might expect. It actually kind of warms my heart because they seem very proud of their catches. Unfortunately, some really...

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