College is a hectic time for many young people. Plenty of students can't even find the time to go to the bookstore to buy scantrons, let alone time enough to date. Fortunately, social media apps such as Tinder have blessed busy students with the ability to search for potential partners with the ease of a take-home test. In order to properly prep for the Tinder test — and not come across as a total creep — I took to social media to check out what people in San Antonio had to say about dating on the run.
The Nopes. The Nahs. The Nevers.
It's time to pay attention, men. Seriously, don't even think about trying these moves:
Summer, 25: "Don't put, 'You know why I'm here.' That never works."
Very true, Summer! The human race hasn't evolved enough to be able to read minds yet.
Natalie, 24: "Don't put, 'No fat chicks.' That's just rude."
Dear Natalie, I apologize for my gender.
Lindsey, 22: "Never ever think it's okay to ask for nudes. 1. Gross. 2. Who are you? 3. Fuck off."
4. Uninstall app. 5. Think about what you've done.
Alex, 21: "Don't use pick-up lines, start using proper grammar and don't ask for sex. I can't think of much else.
Well Alex, that pretty much covers everything except for...
Rawan, 21: "No shirtless selfies, no gym posts, easy on the hashtags, and the Jersey Shore look, and only unbutton two buttons on you shirt tops; nobody needs to see half your body."
#Sorry #OopsIDidItAgain #NotSorry
The Old Reliables
Here's some bonus advice for those who don't know how to begin a conversation:
Kirsten, 21: Honestly, I like something interesting. The more interesting it is, the more likely I am to respond."
Or be the Dos Equis man.
Kristen, 18: "Just stick to something simple and polite, something that you can say in person."
That sounds simple enough.
Welcome to the Man C(r)ave
Not to worry ladies, we compiled a cheat sheet for you, too. After numerous lying messages from males on social media (see the phrase, "I don't use Tinder, brah"), I received a few gems:
Dion, 22: "I stay away from girls with dead animals in their pictures."
Me too, man. Me too.
Alexander, 21: "If they're smoking then left swipe that."
Sobe, 22: "Those duck face girls need to give them lips back to Daffy! Ol' Warner Bros. lookin' ass."
You are despicable.