By M. Hope
Being a newly single 30-something sex educator, I have dedicated my education and career to helping others have safer, more dynamic sex. and healthier relationships. As a recent transplant from Los Angeles, creating a successful dating life seems daunting, if not damn near impossible in this city – even for me.
Recently in a â€œcourtshipâ€ conversation over cocktails a friend asked, â€œWhat happened to just meeting a cute guy out and about?â€ I responded, â€œThe World Wide Web and social media. Why go out when one can peruse profiles, cruise casual encounter sites and have ass be delivered as if it was Dominoâ€™s?â€
Our bartender Anton must have overheard what I said because he spun around in the most flamboyant fashion and said, â€œFacts honey!â€ He then poured three shots and suggested we explore Tinder. He said, â€œItâ€™s the newest rage for the heteros.â€ I am game for most things so I opened up my app store and that was the beginning of the end. My friend and I ate in silence and barely made eye contact as we swiped our way to validation and humor.
Since that night, I’ve totally been on a Tinder Bender.