I am on Tinder now. why?! boring, it seems a good idea, or at least a new way for meeting new friends.
I played about 15mins and i found…
the app is easy to use, even easier than meetup or instagram. it took me less than a mins to setup the account and post photos through fb and ig.
it is convenience but i cannot do much for editing in the profile info because of its simplicity. especially, on the “interests” section. it hooked to all pages i “liked” in fb. however, there are many reason one to like a page, such as doing it for work, friendly gesture to a friend’s page, showing support to a client, etc… means such list of page cannot reveal the true like of a person. in my case, i will say it only show 50% of what i really interested.
screen cap fr BuzzFeedYellow youtube channel, pls click the picture to watch video
Saw Buzzfeed video about people try to use Tinder for the first time and most deleted it right after the video because it feels like people shopping. I do feel this way. for ig, which is (can be…) the subtle way to showcase your life (the life you want people to see) instead yourself. users can appreciate the photos / video of others by heart them or following them without knowing their face. still it is a showcase not in a direct way. Tinder, on the other hand, is more dating-oriented. people posting picture / the best feature to impress others in between swipes. you can put, super like(?!), like and nope purely by the profile picture.
hey, you can read about the guy’s profile.
Honestly, how many people will read the profile if you didn’t find their picture appealing?! and how much you can learn about a person within 500 characters profile?! so we will just swipe till we found some for occasionally heart them and see how it goes.
I never realized there are that many of foreigners living in HK, to be exact, within a miles away from me! over 70% profiles shown are foreign guys, less than 30% are chinese / hongkongers. it is opposite on the street!
why?! hk people don’t needs this app assistance? I know friends meet and even married their online date through fb, WeChat, ICQ (so old school…), LGBT apps and online game chatrooms! why tinder seems less common? or it is more acceptable for foreigners? it seems popular in US and Europe, I watched videos taught people how to use tinder in US, Australia and Finland and more.. or is it because they are living in the foreign city ?!
Other thing interested me is the guys look…
For the guys before 35, foreigners look 5-10 years mature than their real age (if that’s real!), while chinese looks 5 years younger. most of the guys i interested whom i thought is in my age are actually below 30 (shame…>.<). is it really the genetic different or life experience different?! If you stay home you look like a kid and if you work aboard you tend to be mature?!
for those who are after 40, chinese or not, they tend to look close to their age.
So far, my account has been activated for around 2 hours, i only liked 3 guys and found 1 match with no chat. the app is easy to use, but finding a match is not that easy…lol
are you using it? or other apps? can you tell me about your experience? is there any tricks?!