Oh the lure of an enticing profile, a chiselled jawline, a sparkling eye, some pretty hair blowing in a gentle breeze, a friendly-quirky-accessible expression as s/he hugs the family dog with such affection you dream that this could be you one day, in the arms of your new heart throb, though ideally with less slobber. A few words that whisper Hey, cutie, I might be just what you are looking for, or At leastyou can be pretty sure I am not a serial killer. And then the thrill (small and fleeting, but a thrill nonetheless) of the swipe right that is captured instantly and returned to you with flashing intensity “It’s a match!” Ya,you think, with a little toss of the hair, I’ve still got it. And then you keep swiping, playing it cool, waiting for your special someone out there in the dating stratosphere to boldly make the first move and send some actual words to your app box. You don’t want to seem too needy.
Yes, friends, I am talking about the pure romantic MAGIC that is Tinder. The new love story. If you are in the dating pool, this one’s for you. If you’re not, have a laugh at our expense, but also, light a candle for us, maybe say a silent prayer. “Tinder is for hook-ups!!!” My kids inform me when I quiz them, like I am a tiny little lamb that has escaped from Butterfield Acres and has just gleefully scampered into the bus lane on 12th Avenue during rush hour. Apparently I need some serious protecting from the perils of the big city living. Yet I know that it can’t all be anonymous meet up sex between consenting strangers, because my clients tell me ALL OF THE THINGS about their dating highs and lows, and a good many of them use Tinder, and other similar apps to actually go on romantic dates with a view to finding long term relationship —true love, even (what!??) FULL BLOG LINK IN BIO #tinder #dating #onlinedating #love #relationship #heartache #ghosting #ghost #emotional #healing #coach #match #therapy #counseling #yyccoach #lifedoesnthavetofeelthishard - 12 minutes ago