Then again, I had a live success story in front of me so it might not be all that bad.
It gives you a chance to put yourself out there: For members of both sexes, physically approaching another person is never easy, most especially for women...almost never done.
So the first time I paid any attention to Tinder was as a result of 'amebo'.
I was just like " In a busy city like Lagos, its a truth universally acknowledged that meeting people can be hellish and I definitely understand how a tool like Tinder can make that much easier, but I was also worried that Nigeria being the kind of society that evaluates female character based on sexual virtue, it could very well be abused by the people it seeks to help.
I was worried that girls on it might be thought of as desperate, or up for anything (which some might be, nothing wrong with that), but I felt like girls who were genuinely on it because they hoped they'd meet the love of their life might get lumped in with the rest of them.
By contacting our single male and female members from Lagos you can greatly improve your chances of a meet.
This is because it’s much more convenient for people living in Nigeria, Lagos to hookup with locals, rather than have the worry of traveling costs and directions.
So how Tinder works is that its basically a smartphone app that works by finding your location using GPS, then it uses your Facebook information to create a profile with your first name, age and photos of choice, before matching you with other users in the vicinity.
You swipe through their pictures, and swipe right if you find their photo and profile attractive and left if you don't.
Call it naïveté , but I never in a million years thought Nigerians would go for online dating..any form.
Fast forward a few months later, was having lunch with another friend of mine, and as is wont to happen (wherever two or more girls are gathered, the topic is more often than not, the opposite sex) the conversation turned to relationships or lack thereof.
Prior to that, I equated Tinder on the same level as personal ads on Craigslist, like a creepy hook-up tool.