When I downloaded Tinder, I was immediately creeped out. What my friends claimed to be a carefree and fun experience was nothing short of disturbing -- the process of guys deciding if I was worth the initial conversation based on a few photos of me was, in my mind, sanctioning the objectification of women that I was so desperately looking to avoid. I thought the thrill of swiping and getting attention would be freeing in a way (I had just gotten out of a looong relationship), but instead it felt the opposite. I vowed to never, ever sign up for a dating app again.
Fast forward to October, when I finally downloaded the wonder that is Bumble.
I had been seeing their name pop up on my social media for ages and finally decided it was time to give it a go. After just a few moments on the app, I was hooked.Read More