He may not be playing the long game like Jo, but he believes the swipe can lead to something meaningful.
I was always waiting for the one time when it felt like I needed that boost. The same way that it’s unlikely that one of us would meet our future husband or wife in this bar tonight, but it’s possible.” Jo had been waiting for that magical kismet.Tinder is mostly a diversion for her, but she still has certain standards.She swipes left on anyone who speaks in emojis or offers a foot massage without even saying hello first. She shares a recent gem: So I was on my phone today when I was driving, and a cop pulled me over.“They’ll never say, ‘Looking for a serious relationship.’ But a lot of them will say, ‘Looking to spend time with someone and share all my hobbies.’ You can tell they’re looking for something a little more serious.” So far, Jo has gone on two dates. Not so different from the odds of an IRL connection, but Eli points out that Tinder “clears the initial air of: Am I interested? So you’re already starting past step one.” He agrees with Jo that it’s tough to meet people “organically” here if you’re looking for more than a fling.He’s not on Tinder to hook up, but he doesn’t have particular expectations about a relationship either—partly because he’s laid-back, and partly because he’s been propositioned by so many randos seeking weed and bots tied to naughty webcams (he's gotten the “roses” pitch, too). I’ll get you into a club.’ Most of my success on the app is just being nice, or the fact that I’m not really interested in hooking up.