Like many women my age who have used dating apps, I'd much rather have a kitschy love story about how we met in a coffee shop when our eyes locked over pumpkin spice lattes. We haven’t stopped seeing each other since that night.But no matter how mainstream Tinder—or any other dating app—becomes, it never has really lost its stigma.
The Total Package is handsome—and you better believe he’s well-groomed.
When I took my first tentative step into the world of online romance I had just come out of a seven-year relationship and was looking forward to meeting a man who made me feel special.
So I handed over my money to a dating site for professionals and waited.
I used to dread the question: "So, how'd you guys meet?
" I'd turn beet-red and lower my voice: "Tinder." It was as though I was telling someone that I secretly hated puppies (I don't, by the way).
Other women’s lists may differ — although I bet there’s a lot in common. I was lamenting the sad fact that someone I’d begun messaging with on an online dating site had proven himself to be completely illiterate.