Tinder can be other things too. It’s a way to meet all the creeps living in your area. A tool to help you find the most dysfunctional of them all. And also, an app that will help you tell your future grandchildren lots of crazy stories about your nightmare dates.
One thing Tinder isn’t, is romantic. Sure, there is the occasional story where a match turns into a strong and loving relationship but we don’t hear of these much. Nor do we hear of people using poetry to score a date on Tinder.
Accordingly, he didn’t know that the standard questions on the app include cup size or issues with feet. So, without knowing that he was raising the standards on Tinder, this guy wrote a poem for a girl he wanted to go on a date with. His hard work paid off.
Let's give you the back story here. It seems that the girl had told this guy that her interests include writing poetry. At least, this is what we get from the message she sent him. The guy posted the interaction on Reddit for us to see.
Now look, I know I’m pretentious. I still read the romantics. Also, to be honest, I would punch any of those “Twitter poets” if I was a violent person. So, yeh, excuse me for liking my poetry to be real poetry.
It’s not like I was expecting the new Keats to suddenly appear on Tinder. I wasn’t expecting this guy to dish out euphoric lines or anything. But really, couldn’t he have come up with something better?
By that, I mean, couldn’t he have copied and pasted a few lines from a famous poem? A fifth grader would raise an eyebrow at this poem and think, “Yeh, I could do better than go out with this boy.” Mmm.
Oh my God. I just realized something. I think this girl is one of those “Twitter poets.” Oh come on, you know the ones. Posting one liners and thinking they’re poets all of a sudden because they pair the lines with dark and brooding images from Tumblr. God, Twitter is ruining poetry along with a few other things.