Tinder has officially changed the way the dating game is played. That’s right, this simple dating app is causing changes in human mating and dating behavior, the likes of which we’ve never seen before. Tinder is a free, location-based mobile dating app that simplifies the process most dating websites require. You simply download the app to your smart phone, link to your Facebook account, choose up to six photos of yourself, and write a brief bio. Then the game begins. The app shows you photos of singles based on your preferences. You swipe left if you don’t like them and swipe right if you do. If someone you like also swiped right on your photo, the app immediately informs you, “It’s a Match!” and urges you to begin chatting. This is where things get interesting.
In the new book, Tinder Nightmares published by Abrams Image, we get to see the dark side of dating or at least the ridiculous side. Be afraid! This book is a collection of some of the most insane, inappropriate, disgusting, unbelievable and, in many cases, stupidly funny posts from some very outrageous Tinder members, with some hilarious comments from the editors. For every great single person out there, it looks there are at least five creepy or very dumb ones. From men who like to fill up bathtubs with marinara sauce and pretend they are meatballs, to some who want to paint you green and spank you like a disobedient avocado. And the crazy list goes on.
Here are some incredibly idiotic and darkly entertaining examples of the some of the wackiest messages collected in Tinder Nightmares: