So … I Downloaded Tinder?? Here’s How It Went

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First of all, don’t judge me, okay. Okay! Anyway, I had never really heard of anyone’s experience on the app. And it has been available in Ghana for a while. So, I got the app and then I went through my gallery for that one good selfie that I have and I signed up. Here’s how it went.

How The App Works

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If you don’t know what Tinder is, it’s a dating app. The app has got a really simple mechanism. First, you open the app, and then you sign up and all that. After that, the app uses geolocation to find people in your area. It puts a picture on your screen, with a name, an age, and a short bio.

With that information, you decide whether or not you would like to know this person. If you would, you swipe right, and if not, you swipe left. After swiping, the picture on your screen is immediately replaced. And then repeat. If you and someone are both interested in each other, you match. Simple, right?

My First Match

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After swiping for a while, I let my phone take some time off. You know … just gather its energies and recharge. And I came back to a match. Such an exciting thing! Anyway, I texted this person because that’s what you do right? She was rather friendly. But then I must have began to bore her because she just flat out asked where I live.

Other than that being jarringly forward, we’re also in the middle of a pandemic, so I panicked a bit. Anyway skip to a few seconds later, and my first match sends me what is pretty much a rate card for her services.

It took a while for the realization to hit, but the app is a hub for sex workers, well in Ghana, as far as I’ve experienced. There’s a slim chance of meeting a person and hitting it off with them.

The Tinder app is well designed, and the swiping mechanism is very intuitive, if not a little bit fun. However, it’s hard to recommend the app because it’s basically Uber for sex workers.


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