Online dating has totally changed the way people meet each other, but still, not everyone's idea of connecting involves, well, Wi-Fi. Bumble allows you to choose six pictures, so I went with the following: one just of me (so boys knew who they’re talking to), one with some friends (to show that I, you know, had them), one with my niece (family-oriented), one at a tailgate (because I’m fun — ), one Halloween pic (to prove I can let loose), and one out in nature (to show how carefree I am — sort of).
Below, three open-minded twenty- and thirtysomething women created their very first dating profile via Bumble, the popular new app in which women make the first move. Next, I wrote up a short summary: “Love walking the city, drinking with friends, brunching on Sundays, and finding a good read.
Women are taking the lead on this app, which is quite exhilarating. He wanted to go out that night, but I decided that we should go out Friday night (date night in some cultures).
Inside, things were a bit awkward at first, but we ended up having a genuinely nice time chatting and drinking for about two hours.
We kissed good-bye and he wanted to meet up later, so I told him I’d think about it.
I thought I understood how to like someone, but a couple times I accidentally disliked guys who seemed intriguing. I did, however, discover that you could shake your phone if you passed on someone and regretted your decision. Suddenly our profile pictures were dangling and swaying all around the screen on strings.
Eventually, I decided to take a chance and like someone who came across as handsome and slightly like a tool, but claimed that he wasn’t just looking for sex. It was up to me to start the chat within 24 hours or else my chance to fall in love with this man would be gone. When I returned from coffee, I messaged my Bumble match.
We met at this bar I’d been meaning to try, and the nerves were surreal — like I only now had realized I didn’t know anything about this guy.