At first I thought Tinder was just sort of a punchline, but over time people started to assure me that they’d met their partner/soulmate there, and I started to think “huh, maybe this thing is pretty neat after all.”

Then I started seeing all the memes and realized once again that it was, in fact, a punchline. Just take these Reddit screenshots for example.

14. The checklist

I wish you both the best of luck in finding the unicorns you seek.

I hate these apps. from Tinder

13. Carry me home

Why are people even on this app.

I made a Tinder funny, how’d I do? from Tinder

12. A classy time

Again, WHY are people on this app?

You get what you deserve from Tinder

11. Desperation

“I meant um…that’s the name of your cologne, right?”

I’m in ? from Tinder

10. So close, so far

A picture really is worth a thousand words.

That’s a big L my friend from Tinder

9. Train of thought

Get as far away from this man as you can.

How dare this man from Tinder

8. Between jobs

Just say “freelancing.” If you don’t specify, most people won’t bother asking any more.

That hit me harder then this pandemic from Tinder

7. Goose egg

I’m pretty sure that means you’re just talking to a child.

Thief backfire from Tinder

6. Copy and paste

I’m sorry, how is that cute?

When you’re copy pasta from Tinder

5. A match made in heaven

Oh man. Don’t blow this with Jeff. Anyone but Jeff.

I think he’s gonna unmatch me soon from Tinder

4. The pure bloods

Yeah this is creepy as all get out, don’t start a conversation like this.
Actually don’t middle or end a conversation like this either.

Things Hitler Would Say from Tinder

3. Keep on truckin’

Why did the two of you match? WHY ARE PEOPLE ON THIS APP?!

Some dudes just be on here to project their insecurities from Tinder

2. Time for a pick me up

Zero points for imagination there, bud.

I couldn’t resist from Tinder

1. The irony is palpable

“Ah, by being rude after I was rude, you’ve proven my point that rudeness is bad.”

Spotted on Facebook. She may be onto something ? from Tinder

Now get out there and get swiping.

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