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I'm sure at this point that many of you have heard of the new Tinder app, available exclusively (for now) on iPhones, as well as the much Swoon, it's android counterpart. What are your thoughts on these new apps, both from a personal and business standpoint? If your not familiar, do a little research and you can get a good understanding of how these apps work

On the personal side, I feel these apps are actually pretty neat, especially for those of us who are really busy with work and everything. It's actually pretty fun to pass the time just giving the "yes/no" decision to the people you're paired with. Not to mention that it takes a lot of time and effort out of the whole "pick-up" scene. I just stated using recently and I know a lot of guys who have actually met girls in person that they were paired with using the app.

On a business side, I think that these apps definitely need to find a way to better generate revenues other than advertising (most of them don't offer adspace anyway since they are still in their beta versions). Yeah that concept of them is pretty unique and they definitely will change the dating scene but, like facebook, being a "cool idea" doesn't necessarily mean large returns.

Anyway... thought?

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Comments (334)

Mar 31, 2013

Tinder is pretty cool, but personally I prefer grindr

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Apr 1, 2013

It was crazy popular for a while in my area, and now its pretty much dead, waiting for one of the big social media companies to come in and overpay for it

Apr 1, 2013

Tinder will die out soon because people will discover that it is a pointless waste of time. It will have the same outcome as facebook, only it will produce much less revenue because it won't become as big. It died before it could even begin.

Apr 1, 2013

...What?

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Apr 1, 2013

I was actually pretty pumped to see what would be posted here. And now I'm looking at a blank.

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Apr 1, 2013

If you are working your ass off and you have no time for a girlfriend, and not in the mood to go pick up girls at bars then Tinder is the best alternative. The best way tinder game works is if you come across as high value from the start, first off you gotta tailor your profile to the type of strength you have. If you got the workman 15 then you can say bye bye to shirtless pics. Dress up sharp, bring out your hermes tie and get a professional to take your pic. College girls are always looking for some rich guy all the time. Just know that these girls are not your gf material, I personally have a no stay over policy.

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Apr 1, 2013

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The Offical verdict: Tinder crap notwithstanding.

Apr 1, 2013

Thought this was going to be something I could savagely mock. Instead it's just...nothing? What a letdown.

Apr 1, 2013

Why is a nice Mormon boy on Tinder? I feel like there are much better avenues for reaching your target audience.

Apr 1, 2013

If you want a constant supply of tinder sloots you should just put up pics of your hard cawk from different angles. Trust me that's the best strategy

Apr 1, 2013

Tinder is out, Happn is in

"That dude is so haole, he don't even have any breath left."

Apr 1, 2013

"They don't want to see my dick," I said. "It's like a shrimp cocktail."

Apr 1, 2013

Welcome to 2013

Apr 1, 2013

Take advantage of this as best you can, but then find your wife from a nunnery.

Apr 1, 2013

Can't believe I fucking read that.

  1. Jesus Christ, did anybody bother to proof this? The fuck.
  2. "chasing money and deals on Wall Street" ...... k.
  3. Poor non-target Dan.
  4. No girl is on Tinder with the intention to "turn" any tables. She is on there to be a sloppy slore. And whine about it afterward, apparently.
  5. Why is an entire section dedicated to the musings of a bunch of interns. Why.
  6. Why does she keep mentioning that all of these guys are good-looking? Why does she lie?
  7. Marketing executive, fitness industry, "educator" ........ k.
  8. What in the hell is with these descriptors? Did the writer take like 3 Xannies before writing this? Ambien walrus?

The entire article is a piece of shit. Her pool of respondents consists of a bunch of teenagers from fucking Indiana or Delaware, barely employed chodes who are making the most of some shitty happy hour deal in Alphabet City, and, for fuck's sake, artists.

Again, I can't believe I fucking read all of that.

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May 5, 2018

Recently Re-Logged on Tinder and found you now have to pay? goodbye.

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Apr 1, 2013

I'm a huge proponent of online dating, but this article is absolutely atrocious. Basically the author interviewed a bunch of loser bros who grossly exaggerate how much they are getting laid, and she subsequently decided to pump them up in the article. Her hyperbolic descriptions of them are truly hilarious.

Also, try Hinge or League. So much better than Tinder.

Apr 1, 2013

had a good time with Bumble while in nyc

happn - haven't tried it enough to form much of an opinion but it seems like a shot in the dark, higher quality on there though

coffee meets bagel is big in seattle, not sure about nyc, i like it, but more for standard dating it seems

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Apr 1, 2013

Reading this really makes me wish I was 21 years old today.

Apr 1, 2013

Online dating is sweet

I've had way more luck with CMB, Hinge, and OKC

Tinder is full of a lot of riff-raff and an excess supply problem...Pareto Principle in effect

Apr 1, 2013

ah, the golden 80/20 rule.

Apr 1, 2013

Another observation I'll point out. If you compare the 5 main dating apps for your phone, you'll notice something interesting. Look at the amount of text that will fit on a single line within the app's internal chat. For CMB and OKC, it's a lot of text. For Hinge and Happn, it's an intermediate amount. And for Tinder, it's very little text - like three words and you're on a new line. This distinction might sound ridiculous and irrelevant, but I think there is a direct correlation between this and what people use the apps for. CMB and OKC lean more towards dating, Hinge and Happn are roughly equal combos of dating and quick flings, and Tinder is mostly for hook ups. I think people tend to minimize the number of lines of text they write to avoid appearing overly interested and needy, and since less text fits on a single line, less is said. So, Tinder basically discourages tanglible conversation in a subtle way, thus encouraging people to just stick with the basic logistics for arranging convenient sex encounters.

Think about it.

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Apr 1, 2013

It's only matter of time before men find a way to make a mess of this.

Apr 1, 2013

You're triggering me.

Apr 1, 2013

Awesome

Apr 1, 2013

Awesome

Apr 1, 2013

Tinder ain't broke. I've had some pretty unprestigious lays I don't regret.

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

The difficult part about an app that requires a 100% match for me is height. I'm 5'8". In person, I really don't have a problem with women--most women are satisfied with a guy who is as tall or taller than she is, and most women can't accurately estimate height anyway. Plus, as David Deangelo says, attraction isn't a choice. You may SAY you want a guy who is 6'1" but if you're attracted to a guy who is 5'8" then you're attracted to him. Simple equation. Attraction isn't a choice. Generally, women have many different things they judge a man's attractiveness on in person--wrist watch, clothes and shoes, eyes, personality, sense of humor, career, and, yes, height.

Online, however, women can be very discriminatory about height because they are seeking perfection in a search engine. Compounding that issue is that the algorithm for The League allows women to be matched ONLY with people that meet 100% of their criteria, which pretty much eliminates about 50% of women right off the bat who would never even see my profile. I can't tell you how many women on Match.com have put in height preference of 5'11" to 8'0" (max height), or to some freakishly tall max, like 7'.

That's why my dating has been limited to about 95% in-person first meetings compared to about 5% online.

Apr 1, 2013
Virginia Tech 4ever:

The difficult part about an app that requires a 100% match for me is height. I'm 5'8". In person, I really don't have a problem with women--most women are satisfied with a guy who is as tall or taller than she is, and most women can't accurately estimate height anyway. Plus, as David Deangelo says, attraction isn't a choice. You may SAY you want a guy who is 6'1" but if you're attracted to a guy who is 5'8" then you're attracted to him. Simple equation. Attraction isn't a choice. Generally, women have many different things they judge a man's attractiveness on in person--wrist watch, clothes and shoes, eyes, personality, sense of humor, career, and, yes, height.

Online, however, women can be very discriminatory about height because they are seeking perfection in a search engine. Compounding that issue is that the algorithm for The League allows women to be matched ONLY with people that meet 100% of their criteria, which pretty much eliminates about 50% of women right off the bat who would never even see my profile. I can't tell you how many women on Match.com have put in height preference of 5'11" to 8'0" (max height), or to some freakishly tall max, like 7'.

That's why my dating has been limited to about 95% in-person first meetings compared to about 5% online.

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heister:

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Apr 1, 2013
Virginia Tech 4ever:

The difficult part about an app that requires a 100% match for me is height. I'm 5'8". In person, I really don't have a problem with women--most women are satisfied with a guy who is as tall or taller than she is, and most women can't accurately estimate height anyway. Plus, as David Deangelo says, attraction isn't a choice. You may SAY you want a guy who is 6'1" but if you're attracted to a guy who is 5'8" then you're attracted to him. Simple equation. Attraction isn't a choice. Generally, women have many different things they judge a man's attractiveness on in person--wrist watch, clothes and shoes, eyes, personality, sense of humor, career, and, yes, height.

Online, however, women can be very discriminatory about height because they are seeking perfection in a search engine. Compounding that issue is that the algorithm for The League allows women to be matched ONLY with people that meet 100% of their criteria, which pretty much eliminates about 50% of women right off the bat who would never even see my profile. I can't tell you how many women on Match.com have put in height preference of 5'11" to 8'0" (max height), or to some freakishly tall max, like 7'.

That's why my dating has been limited to about 95% in-person first meetings compared to about 5% online.

this you?

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Apr 1, 2013
whatwhatwhat:
Virginia Tech 4ever:

The difficult part about an app that requires a 100% match for me is height. I'm 5'8". In person, I really don't have a problem with women--most women are satisfied with a guy who is as tall or taller than she is, and most women can't accurately estimate height anyway. Plus, as David Deangelo says, attraction isn't a choice. You may SAY you want a guy who is 6'1" but if you're attracted to a guy who is 5'8" then you're attracted to him. Simple equation. Attraction isn't a choice. Generally, women have many different things they judge a man's attractiveness on in person--wrist watch, clothes and shoes, eyes, personality, sense of humor, career, and, yes, height.

Online, however, women can be very discriminatory about height because they are seeking perfection in a search engine. Compounding that issue is that the algorithm for The League allows women to be matched ONLY with people that meet 100% of their criteria, which pretty much eliminates about 50% of women right off the bat who would never even see my profile. I can't tell you how many women on Match.com have put in height preference of 5'11" to 8'0" (max height), or to some freakishly tall max, like 7'.

That's why my dating has been limited to about 95% in-person first meetings compared to about 5% online.

this you?

nevermind that comment was too dumb even for drunk goldie

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

No. If there were an electronic version of that then maybe. I guess I could lie and say I was 6' tall on Match, but that would kind of get blown up on date 1.

Apr 1, 2013
Virginia Tech 4ever:

No. If there were an electronic version of that then maybe. I guess I could lie and say I was 6' tall on Match, but that would kind of get blown up on date 1.

Most girls are far shorter than 6' and wouldn't know. I actually am 6' and have never mentioned it and have never been asked by a girl. Are you guys using pictures of you standing next to yardsticks or what's up?

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013
GoldenCinderblock:
Virginia Tech 4ever:

No. If there were an electronic version of that then maybe. I guess I could lie and say I was 6' tall on Match, but that would kind of get blown up on date 1.

Most girls are far shorter than 6' and wouldn't know. I actually am 6' and have never mentioned it and have never been asked by a girl. Are you guys using pictures of you standing next to yardsticks or what's up?

I'm not sure what you're talking about. I'm talking about on online dating websites where women put in their height preferences. A good portion of women put in height preferences of 5'11'+. All I'm saying--and I'm not sure why this has been so hard to process--is that if The League app requires a 100% profile match then those guys who are under the height of a woman's search engine height preference will not even get their profiles viewed. The point is, this doesn't happen in real life where attraction isn't a choice and where women can't really distinguish between 5'8" and 5'11".

So the only point I'm making is that requiring a 100% profile match is kind of ridiculous. It can work with other things other than height, such as age, or education level. Requiring 100% matches is ridiculous. Other sites don't require 100% matches, just good matches. It's like you're giving up the good for the non-existent perfect. Seems like a stupid business model.

Apr 1, 2013
Virginia Tech 4ever:
GoldenCinderblock:
Virginia Tech 4ever:

No. If there were an electronic version of that then maybe. I guess I could lie and say I was 6' tall on Match, but that would kind of get blown up on date 1.

Most girls are far shorter than 6' and wouldn't know. I actually am 6' and have never mentioned it and have never been asked by a girl. Are you guys using pictures of you standing next to yardsticks or what's up?

I'm not sure what you're talking about. I'm talking about on online dating websites where women put in their height preferences. A good portion of women put in height preferences of 5'11'+. All I'm saying--and I'm not sure why this has been so hard to process--is that if The League app requires a 100% profile match then those guys who are under the height of a woman's search engine height preference will not even get their profiles viewed. The point is, this doesn't happen in real life where attraction isn't a choice and where women can't really distinguish between 5'8" and 5'11".

So the only point I'm making is that requiring a 100% profile match is kind of ridiculous. It can work with other things other than height, such as age, or education level. Requiring 100% matches is ridiculous.

In real life, you don't get to scroll through a list of available people either.

My point is that you can lie and probably be fine. I've only used Tinder, so I don't know about FarmersOnly and shit. I think it's a reasonable qualification though. Some girls wanna be shorter than you in heels; that's their right and shit.

Just lie and don't let her see you without your Timberlands.

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013
GoldenCinderblock:
Virginia Tech 4ever:
GoldenCinderblock:
Virginia Tech 4ever:

No. If there were an electronic version of that then maybe. I guess I could lie and say I was 6' tall on Match, but that would kind of get blown up on date 1.

Most girls are far shorter than 6' and wouldn't know. I actually am 6' and have never mentioned it and have never been asked by a girl. Are you guys using pictures of you standing next to yardsticks or what's up?

I'm not sure what you're talking about. I'm talking about on online dating websites where women put in their height preferences. A good portion of women put in height preferences of 5'11'+. All I'm saying--and I'm not sure why this has been so hard to process--is that if The League app requires a 100% profile match then those guys who are under the height of a woman's search engine height preference will not even get their profiles viewed. The point is, this doesn't happen in real life where attraction isn't a choice and where women can't really distinguish between 5'8" and 5'11".

So the only point I'm making is that requiring a 100% profile match is kind of ridiculous. It can work with other things other than height, such as age, or education level. Requiring 100% matches is ridiculous.

In real life, you don't get to scroll through a list of available people either.

My point is that you can lie and probably be fine. I've only used Tinder, so I don't know about FarmersOnly and shit. I think it's a reasonable qualification though. Some girls wanna be shorter than you in heels; that's their right and shit.

Where the hell did I suggest that's not their right? I said my PERSONAL issue with online dating is that it amplifies an otherwise minor weakness for me (being slightly shorter than the average American male). And an app--The League--which is topic of discussion in this thread, apparently requires 100% profile matches to even be viewed by persons of the opposite sex. If that's the case, then my point is (and I'm blown away at how difficult this point has been to make), for those of us who are below the height mean will have that relatively minor real world issue amplified even more than online dating typically amplifies it. Hence, The League does not appear to be a good tool for us.

Stunned at how difficult this has been.

To your point about lying, that may work for someone like me, but it's only going to get the below 5'8" people so far. There's only so much you can lie about on online profiles.

Apr 1, 2013
Virginia Tech 4ever:
GoldenCinderblock:
Virginia Tech 4ever:
GoldenCinderblock:
Virginia Tech 4ever:

No. If there were an electronic version of that then maybe. I guess I could lie and say I was 6' tall on Match, but that would kind of get blown up on date 1.

Most girls are far shorter than 6' and wouldn't know. I actually am 6' and have never mentioned it and have never been asked by a girl. Are you guys using pictures of you standing next to yardsticks or what's up?

I'm not sure what you're talking about. I'm talking about on online dating websites where women put in their height preferences. A good portion of women put in height preferences of 5'11'+. All I'm saying--and I'm not sure why this has been so hard to process--is that if The League app requires a 100% profile match then those guys who are under the height of a woman's search engine height preference will not even get their profiles viewed. The point is, this doesn't happen in real life where attraction isn't a choice and where women can't really distinguish between 5'8" and 5'11".

So the only point I'm making is that requiring a 100% profile match is kind of ridiculous. It can work with other things other than height, such as age, or education level. Requiring 100% matches is ridiculous.

In real life, you don't get to scroll through a list of available people either.

My point is that you can lie and probably be fine. I've only used Tinder, so I don't know about FarmersOnly and shit. I think it's a reasonable qualification though. Some girls wanna be shorter than you in heels; that's their right and shit.

Where the hell did I suggest that's not their right? I said my PERSONAL issue with online dating is that it amplifies an otherwise minor weakness for me (being slightly shorter than the average American male). And an app--The League--which is topic of discussion in this thread, apparently requires 100% profile matches to even be viewed by persons of the opposite sex. If that's the case, then my point is (and I'm blown away at how difficult this point has been to make), for those of us who are below the height mean will have that relatively minor real world issue amplified even more than online dating typically amplifies it. Hence, The League does not appear to be a good tool for us.

Stunned at how difficult this has been.

stunned at your degree of unwarranted buttmad. stick to Farmers Only, I guess.

So my Tinder profile pic is me with my little brother, who is taller than I. Which is bullshit because my dad was like 6'3'' and his is short as fuck. Fuck heavy squats as a kid. Anyway, so I'm pretty sure it's impating my Tindering negatively because it makes me look short. But it's such a perfect picture that I can't bring myself to take it down. We're in matching "This is What a Feminist Looks Like" hoodies posing very serious like with a blowup sex doll and my dog. It's funny. Trust me.

Anyway, you should use Tinder anyway; it's just the gold standard. High quality broads on that internet application! Also, they have these things called moments, which is like a SnapChat story. And you have all these matches and just keep 'em in the hopper, right. And then you post a moment and some chick will message you like, 'OMG you're cooking summer squash and seabass? I fucking LOVE seabass.' (Bitches love seabass). 'OMG that's my favorite bar.' Yeah, well, bitch come by. Why do Brits spell "favorite" with a "U?"

Translation: "I want the D." (and the seabass)
It's too fucking easy. I love the internet, man.

think about it though
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heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

I'm "buttmad" at the fact that I've spent about 30 minutes longer on this conversation than I ever wanted to explaining and re-explaining my issue with The League app.

Apr 1, 2013
Virginia Tech 4ever:

I'm "buttmad" at the fact that I've spent about 30 minutes longer on this conversation than I ever wanted to explaining and re-explaining my issue with The League app.

Dude, I get your issue. I got it from your first post.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Apr 1, 2013
GoldenCinderblock:
Virginia Tech 4ever:

I'm "buttmad" at the fact that I've spent about 30 minutes longer on this conversation than I ever wanted to explaining and re-explaining my issue with The League app.

Dude, I get your issue. I got it from your first post.

No, you obviously don't get it because you keep giving me advice about how to overcome it in person on actual dates, which means you've obviously completely missed the point. You're literally the most dense person I've ever communicated with.

Stop talking to me.

Apr 1, 2013
Virginia Tech 4ever:
GoldenCinderblock:
Virginia Tech 4ever:

I'm "buttmad" at the fact that I've spent about 30 minutes longer on this conversation than I ever wanted to explaining and re-explaining my issue with The League app.

Dude, I get your issue. I got it from your first post.

No, you obviously don't get it because you keep giving me advice about how to overcome it in person on actual dates, which means you've obviously completely missed the point. You're literally the most dense person I've ever communicated with.

Stop talking to me.

lol you've stumped me, stumpy

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Apr 1, 2013
Virginia Tech 4ever:
GoldenCinderblock:
Virginia Tech 4ever:
GoldenCinderblock:
Virginia Tech 4ever:

No. If there were an electronic version of that then maybe. I guess I could lie and say I was 6' tall on Match, but that would kind of get blown up on date 1.

Most girls are far shorter than 6' and wouldn't know. I actually am 6' and have never mentioned it and have never been asked by a girl. Are you guys using pictures of you standing next to yardsticks or what's up?

I'm not sure what you're talking about. I'm talking about on online dating websites where women put in their height preferences. A good portion of women put in height preferences of 5'11'+. All I'm saying--and I'm not sure why this has been so hard to process--is that if The League app requires a 100% profile match then those guys who are under the height of a woman's search engine height preference will not even get their profiles viewed. The point is, this doesn't happen in real life where attraction isn't a choice and where women can't really distinguish between 5'8" and 5'11".

So the only point I'm making is that requiring a 100% profile match is kind of ridiculous. It can work with other things other than height, such as age, or education level. Requiring 100% matches is ridiculous.

In real life, you don't get to scroll through a list of available people either.

My point is that you can lie and probably be fine. I've only used Tinder, so I don't know about FarmersOnly and shit. I think it's a reasonable qualification though. Some girls wanna be shorter than you in heels; that's their right and shit.

Where the hell did I suggest that's not their right? I said my PERSONAL issue with online dating is that it amplifies an otherwise minor weakness for me (being slightly shorter than the average American male). And an app--The League--which is topic of discussion in this thread, apparently requires 100% profile matches to even be viewed by persons of the opposite sex. If that's the case, then my point is (and I'm blown away at how difficult this point has been to make), for those of us who are below the height mean will have that relatively minor real world issue amplified even more than online dating typically amplifies it. Hence, The League does not appear to be a good tool for us.

Stunned at how difficult this has been.

To your point about lying, that may work for someone like me, but it's only going to get the below 5'8" people so far. There's only so much you can lie about on online profiles.

Dude, that's most girls. And I doubt a chick that's taller is gonna straight up walk off if you meet and she has two inches on you (wear your Timbs and it's only 0.25!! throw in some thick socks and you're golden AND hike-ready; never know where a date's gonna take ya!!). So she'll at least give you a courtesy date. And if she doesn't, do you really want anything to do with her? My friend just had a 45 minute lunch with a dude who talked predominantly about Jesus and then invited her to Church. Courtesy dates are a thing.

During said date (courtesy or otherwise), you woo her with that there VTech swagga, right. And then height either never gets brought up or she brings it up at some point. The two routes I can think of are:

>Play it off like, 'Oh, I didn't even know there was a height section. I guess whatever mine says is the default.'
Probably a bad move. I'd just own it and explain to her what you told us here (in a more lighthearted fashion, if possible), impressing her with your analytical thought process. Why does spellcheck think "analytical" isn't a word. It is to a word. I Googled it to make sure.

Just don't say something about being the same height under the covers loooooool

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013
Virginia Tech 4ever:

The difficult part about an app that requires a 100% match for me is height. I'm 5'8". In person, I really don't have a problem with women--most women are satisfied with a guy who is as tall or taller than she is, and most women can't accurately estimate height anyway. Plus, as David Deangelo says, attraction isn't a choice. You may SAY you want a guy who is 6'1" but if you're attracted to a guy who is 5'8" then you're attracted to him. Simple equation. Attraction isn't a choice. Generally, women have many different things they judge a man's attractiveness on in person--wrist watch, clothes and shoes, eyes, personality, sense of humor, career, and, yes, height.

Online, however, women can be very discriminatory about height because they are seeking perfection in a search engine. Compounding that issue is that the algorithm for The League allows women to be matched ONLY with people that meet 100% of their criteria, which pretty much eliminates about 50% of women right off the bat who would never even see my profile. I can't tell you how many women on Match.com have put in height preference of 5'11" to 8'0" (max height), or to some freakishly tall max, like 7'.

That's why my dating has been limited to about 95% in-person first meetings compared to about 5% online.

> I'm 5'8"

I'm assuming this is 5'8" barefoot, so with shoes on you are about 5'9", maybe 5'10" with boots with thick soles. Yeah... I don't think you should be complaining. 5'9" / 5'10" is solidly average in the US.

Apr 1, 2013

The reason Tinder works, is because you have an endless sea of people to go through. That's actually part of the appeal to women. 100 guys swiped right today! I'm sexy!

Now what is this? Basically Match but with a much, much smaller user base(under 10k). Here's a pile of attributes. Tell us which ones you want. Ok. Here are your two options. Enjoy!

I'm also shocked at the business model. It's FREE. They vet you(which costs them $$$), and then you have the option of paying $15/month to become invisible. Wow. How they got 2M in VC is beyond me. I guess the hope is that one of the bigger fish will like it, and acquire it.

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Apr 1, 2013

VC is throwing cash at anything these days...

Apr 1, 2013
Iloveoptions:

VC is throwing cash at anything these days...

Im pretty sure if you went to Stanford, label your startup as the "Uber for ____", "Tinder for ____", or "Disrupting the food delivery industry", and you take a word and spell it differently(Ship --->Shyp) you can raise a 7 figure seed round before you even walk in the door.

Honestly, all of the press this is getting I would expect them to raise another sizeable series A round. I saw this all over Buzzfeed, Facebook, Elite Daily, etc. which is their target demographic.

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Apr 1, 2013

I just threw monkey shit at you but awarded u a banana at the same time. meant to give a banana. But I agree with you. Having a "diverse" set of employees is also good and will add 250k+ to your valuation.LOL

Apr 1, 2013

A friend of mine is a member; he's a 2nd year Stanford GSB student. He joined out of morbid curiosity and because he knows the girl who founded the site. By and large, he thinks it's stupid. Basically an "elitist" version of Match, a superficial way for women to feel good about themselves and find a trophy husband.

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Apr 1, 2013

Yeah they have received a ton of VC funding and lot of media press. They also have a waiting list of 10,000 people.

I personally don't think it's a viable business model, but a lot of people have gotten wealthy from the VC bubble.

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Apr 1, 2013

VTech, you're right that a lot of girls at least believe they prefer taller guys, for whatever reason. It's also true that many girls who "require" 6'+ guys actually are totally fine with a dude who's 5'10" or 5'8" or whatever, they just don't think beyond societal norms.

Having said that... Devils advocate:

Wouldn't you, as a shorter male, prefer such an app? There really are girls out there who prefer shorter guys -- girls who are very short themselves, or actually want to be taller than the guy. Besides, some of them just don't care and know they don't care, and will place a lower height. In such a case, isn't this preferable because you already filter out the girls who will "settle" (in their minds) for a shorter guy? You'll certainly match way less often than your taller counterparts, but who cares? As long as you get a few good choices, you're in the clear, right?

Apr 1, 2013

For height: everyone from real world players to scammy PUA "gurus" have already beaten this dead horse into a bloody pulp..The general consensus is that yes, height does make things easier but a tall guy is still going to underperform at the dating game when compared to a shorter guy who is in better shape, better dressed, and more confident. I used to hang out with one friend who was short, fat, and ugly......catch is that he was an extremely flamboyant, extremely confident, hard partying ex Irish Special Forces sniper. He's the kind of guy that would walk right up to girls and say "nice shoes, wanna fuck?" and I once observed him drink a half bottle of Vodka at the end of the evening without any visible effects. It also helped that he could probably kill you in his sleep, so he wasn't scared of jack shit.

The guy got more women than I've ever seen, and I several times I saw succeed in taking girls from more conventionally "attractive" dudes who were trying to hit on them.

So yes, looks and height help.....but the right "swag" and balls of steelwill win almost every time.

Apr 1, 2013

I think height is mostly an issue on these apps where women tend to be more superficial because they're essentially screening out men. with that said, being tall on tinder necesarrily wont help you, but not being tall will definitely hurt you.

It basically just checks the box for some girls.

Apr 1, 2013
CuriousAnalyst:

I think height is mostly an issue on these apps where women tend to be more superficial because they're essentially screening out men. with that said, being tall on tinder necesarrily wont help you, but not being tall will definitely hurt you.

It basically just checks the box for some girls.

I think this was the point. Far too many women see finding a man as NOTHING more than checking off a series of boxes. If you don't fit in the box, you're out. That's why there are so many single women who claim there aren't any 'good' guys out there. 9/10, you ought to run from the serial box-checker as fast as you can.

"Now go get your f'n shinebox!"

Apr 1, 2013

Tinder came about after my time (I was engaged by the time it blew up), but I have some friends and acquaintances who swear by it. From what they tell me, Tinder is actually a lot less about your "stats" (height, income, etc) than a traditional dating site. It's strictly a meat market and the only thing that seems to have a huge impact is the quality of your pictures.

The same is true of dating sites in general though. If you do nothing else to spruce up your profile put up high quality pictures. That means only 3 or 4 pics with ZERO selfies, ZERO cellphone pics, and ZERO pictures with other dudes in it. All of your pictures should be taken with a high quality camera and good lighting. One of them should be semi-professional looking (a sport coat works well), all should show you smiling. Personally I recommend one "cool" picture like a shot of you skiing, scuba diving, or doing whatever your most interesting hobby is, but opinions differ on that one.

Apr 1, 2013
Easy C:

Tinder came about after my time (I was engaged by the time it blew up), but I have some friends and acquaintances who swear by it. From what they tell me, Tinder is actually a lot less about your "stats" (height, income, etc) than a traditional dating site. It's strictly a meat market and the only thing that seems to have a huge impact is the quality of your pictures.

The same is true of dating sites in general though. If you do nothing else to spruce up your profile put up high quality pictures. That means only 3 or 4 pics with ZERO selfies, ZERO cellphone pics, and ZERO pictures with other dudes in it. All of your pictures should be taken with a high quality camera and good lighting. One of them should be semi-professional looking (a sport coat works well), all should show you smiling. Personally I recommend one "cool" picture like a shot of you skiing, scuba diving, or doing whatever your most interesting hobby is, but opinions differ on that one.

Those picture rules are dumb. I get hella matches and follow like none of those rules. No selfies though because I find them super weird in general.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Apr 1, 2013

"Are you cool enough" algorithm..."curates through LinkedIn"... matchmaking is an age-old game albeit with a new face. Sure there is money to be made in it. They'll probably transition from free service to freemium and premium (likely for males) at some point.

"We do not size up matches by their salaries". Probably because that data is not readily available. Wait till that comes online in a reliable fashion.

Apr 1, 2013

First Percent Club (VC backed, UK based) is doing something along these lines...

Have to be 25-55 with PS120k p/a min.

http://www.brkv.co.uk/ventures/

There is also Elite Singles here too which aspires to the same-ish thing but is slightly less focused on income.

Apr 1, 2013

Per Dealbreaker:

Description: "We want people to think of The League as a little more grown up and tasteful, for young professionals who want to go out for a coffee or a drink and aren't just about hooking up," Bradford says. To get only the most serious singles, Bradford feels it's important to be highly selective rather than target hard-partying college students...Unlike Hinge and Tinder, The League relies more on LinkedIn than Facebook to determine who is up to snuff. Bradford says she and her friends frequently LinkedIn-stalk dates before meeting them for coffee to make sure they aren't scary and that their goals align.

Some responses:

"Finally an app where PR/Marketing/Fashion/Interior Design girls can meet their finance husband. No more indirect questions about what bank he works for at Brother Jimmy's!"

"Bradford says she and her friends frequently LinkedIn-stalk dates before meeting them for coffee to make sure they aren't scary and that their goals align."

You have to stalk people to make sure they're not psychos? Wait, what?"

"The League will most likely launch in New York City next,"

I think most people will agree that what New York really needs are more women who will value a guy for his LinkedIn profile.

speed boost blaze

Apr 1, 2013

You probably have good results because you're better looking. If you've having "good" results it also doesn't mean you can't get better results by cleaning up your presentation a bit.

The rules for camera types are there for a good reason. They've found that picture quality significantly impacts how likely people are to message you/swipe you on any online dating platform....with pictures being taken on a cellphone camera coming across significantly worse.

For why you don't want other guys in the picture: it's about controlling where the attention goes. You want them looking at you alone, not comparing you to other guys. Obvious exception that proves the rule if you're that much more handsome than everyone else.

Apr 1, 2013
Easy C:

You probably have good results because you're better looking. If you've having "good" results it also doesn't mean you can't get better results by cleaning up your presentation a bit.

The rules for camera types are there for a good reason. They've found that picture quality significantly impacts how likely people are to message you/swipe you on any online dating platform....with pictures being taken on a cellphone camera coming across significantly worse.

For why you don't want other guys in the picture: it's about controlling where the attention goes. You want them looking at you alone, not comparing you to other guys. Obvious exception that proves the rule if you're that much more handsome than everyone else.

The difference between modern phone pics and fancy pics won't be significant enough to make any difference. I actually made a video about this back when I got way too into Tinder:

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Apr 1, 2013

Rad tebya videt !

Apr 1, 2013
BatMasterson:

Rad tebya videt !

@"going

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Apr 1, 2013
BatMasterson:

Rad tebya videt !

@"going concern"
they don't ask

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Apr 1, 2013
GoldenCinderblock:
BatMasterson:

Rad tebya videt !

<3

@Going Concern

they don't ask

facepalm

Apr 1, 2013
Going Concern:
GoldenCinderblock:
BatMasterson:

Rad tebya videt !

<3

@Going Concern

they don't ask

facepalm

wait, was that a lumberjack joke?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Apr 1, 2013

Lol sadboy aka young gold in the flesh. The drunk posts on WSO make so much more sense now.

The League will likely spawn imitators, guys who want to weed out fat chicks.

Incoming Ash Ketchum, Pokemon Master
Literally a problem, solve for both X and Y, please and thank you.
Hugh Myron: "Are there any guides on here for getting a top girlfriend? Think banker/lawyer/doctor. I really don't want to go mid-tier"

Apr 1, 2013
GoldenCinderblock:
Easy C:

You probably have good results because you're better looking. If you've having "good" results it also doesn't mean you can't get better results by cleaning up your presentation a bit.

The rules for camera types are there for a good reason. They've found that picture quality significantly impacts how likely people are to message you/swipe you on any online dating platform....with pictures being taken on a cellphone camera coming across significantly worse.

For why you don't want other guys in the picture: it's about controlling where the attention goes. You want them looking at you alone, not comparing you to other guys. Obvious exception that proves the rule if you're that much more handsome than everyone else.

The difference between modern phone pics and fancy pics won't be significant enough to make any difference. I actually made a video about this back when I got way too into Tinder:

Haha GoldenCinderBlock revealing himself.

Apr 1, 2013

I thought everyone made up their heights on Timber?

Apr 1, 2013

I'm waiting for the seeking arrangement app

Apr 1, 2013

These things are for ugly dudes. If your face looks good, you get pussy. Period.

Apr 1, 2013

Oh and forget the league, yall need to get this new app: Invisible Girlfriend https://invisiblegirlfriend.com/

Apr 1, 2013

This shit's gotten ridiculous. Whatever happened to casually going to the bar and seeing what shakes out?

Apr 1, 2013

Blame TV shows like Downton Abbey that increase the market of young ladies looking to live a posh lifestyle, with minimal effort (downloading this app) on their part.

Incoming Ash Ketchum, Pokemon Master
Literally a problem, solve for both X and Y, please and thank you.
Hugh Myron: "Are there any guides on here for getting a top girlfriend? Think banker/lawyer/doctor. I really don't want to go mid-tier"

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Apr 1, 2013
Red3:

Blame TV shows like Downton Abbey that increase the market of young ladies looking to live a posh lifestyle, with minimal effort (downloading this app) on their part.

And reality tv with pretty faces that do nothing to contribute to the economy besides buying expensive purses and getting their hair did. I guess this is big cities' way to allow them to date and marry up. Down south we just called it "getting your MRS degree". You'd see some fat rich kid pull up in a huge, brand new SUV or truck, and out would pop a gorgeous southern belle. Yeah, she's with him because of his amazing personality...

Apr 1, 2013

Any discussion of the topic would be incomplete without addressing how immensely destructive Sex and the City was towards the dateability of an entire generation of young women, as well as how destructive the show has been to NYC's culture.

I still can't believe that a lot of these gals are dumb enough to think that it's actually going to work. As if anyone with the income and social savvy to be a successful investment banker is going to be too dumb to know what her game is....

Apr 1, 2013
Easy C:

Any discussion of the topic would be incomplete without addressing how immensely destructive Sex and the City was towards the dateability of an entire generation of young women, as well as how destructive the show has been to NYC's culture.

I still can't believe that a lot of these gals are dumb enough to think that it's actually going to work. As if anyone with the income and social savvy to be a successful investment banker is going to be too dumb to know what her game is....

What's a non-white guy got to do to get laid in NYC these days?

Apr 1, 2013

Anywhere, just have a larger than life personality and appear/dress like you're willing to spend money on cute girls. This should get you laid, just don't actually pay for the sex.

Incoming Ash Ketchum, Pokemon Master
Literally a problem, solve for both X and Y, please and thank you.
Hugh Myron: "Are there any guides on here for getting a top girlfriend? Think banker/lawyer/doctor. I really don't want to go mid-tier"

Apr 1, 2013
Red3:

Anywhere, just have a larger than life personality and appear/dress like you're willing to spend money on cute girls. This should get you laid, just don't actually pay for the sex.

Are there really a ton of gold diggers in NY? Is this a NY thing or am I just not noticing them here in Chicago cause I'm broke and they can smell it?

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

Apr 1, 2013

NYC is packed with gold diggers. Some of the worst women in the world live in NYC. It's a terrible city.

Chicago girls are hotter, more laid back, more fun, and less superficial.

Apr 1, 2013

They can smell the copper/zinc in your jean pockets. I recommend getting a coin purse, preferably real leather.

It's not that bad but in 'finance crowds' you often come across women who regularly get approached by consulting and finance guys. The type of guys who own a summer condo, can allegedly throw a football over the hills, etc. In my experience, as a young guy, you have to actively look for girls who just want to bang if you can at least hold a conversation and be fun. This is fairly easy.

NYC's sex market is Very efficient (thank the "Sex and the City" culture?). Not sure about the long-term relationship market.

Incoming Ash Ketchum, Pokemon Master
Literally a problem, solve for both X and Y, please and thank you.
Hugh Myron: "Are there any guides on here for getting a top girlfriend? Think banker/lawyer/doctor. I really don't want to go mid-tier"

Apr 1, 2013
Easy C:

Any discussion of the topic would be incomplete without addressing how immensely destructive Sex and the City was towards the dateability of an entire generation of young women, as well as how destructive the show has been to NYC's culture.

I still can't believe that a lot of these gals are dumb enough to think that it's actually going to work. As if anyone with the income and social savvy to be a successful investment banker is going to be too dumb to know what her game is....

I would have to have watched an episode of Sex and the City to have a remote clue of what the hell you are talking about. So, therefore, what the hell are you talking about?

Apr 1, 2013

I agree with you entirely on this. I would love to hear your view on how SATC destroyed NYC culture.

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Apr 1, 2013
mbavsmfin:

I agree with you entirely on this. I would love to hear your view on how SATC destroyed NYC culture.

To give you a better understanding, SATC is to girls what American Psycho is to you guys.

West Village brownstone : American Gardens Building
Brunch at Mercer Kitchen : Dinner at Dorsia
Finally convincing some wealthy, aged "finance tycoon" to marry you : Shooting a kitten???

While you've probably figured out that M&E isn't so good for the LinkedIn profile, your female counterpart hasn't realized that the career of "freelance blogger" just doesn't offer great exit opps. Not like she cares, anyway--NYC is filled with rich finance dudes, one of whom she'll totally marry and have six babies with. It doesn't matter that she's 26 years old and barely makes a livable wage, because money doesn't DEFINE her. Besides, YOU should be bankrolling her lifestyle since you're flush with cash anyway and because she DESERVES it.

She's cute! She's smart! She's funny and quirky and "a complete nerd"! She spends $200 on chiffon shirts she can't afford, carries a PADFOLIO she barely uses, and grabs La Colombe on her way to her temporary BuzzFeed gig in the morning--she's a YOUNG PROFESSIONAL. You should be honored to date a catch like her.

SATC destroyed NYC culture by encouraging delusional brats to come and try their chances here. The show glorified NY by only showing cute stuff, like shoe shopping and snow(!!!!), while cutting out shots of garbage mountains on the black slush-covered sidewalks and the rat battalions that love them. NYC is overpriced, filthy, depressing, and filled with sociopaths, but these bobbleheads seem to love it. And if Carrie could make it here on an artist's salary, so can ANY ambitious, talented girl!

Unfortunately for the universe, these girls don't really get what ambition and talent really are. It still surprises me when I meet women my age [or even older] who talk like they're illiterate cartoon squirrels, going on and on about their stressful and demanding jobs as EAs or fashion stylists. Really? Was it that hard to book a hotel room within 1 mile of the conference center? Was it so painfully difficult to sit around at a photo shoot for, God forbid, 9-and-a-half hours, taking selfies and playing Candy Crush? Was it worse than leaving for the airport in the middle of the night to fly to some state you forgot was even a part of the Union so you can work out of a conference room that smells faintly of cabbage or cheese for the unforeseen future? OMGGGGGGG, YESSSS, it was SO bad that she was LITERALLY going to DIE.

The amount of complaining and whining to which I'm forced to listen is truly astonishing. These girls actually think that their roles as Community Manager at a social media marketing startup or Account Strategist at a "boutique fashion PR firm" are more stressful and demanding than life. They complain about how everything "isn't fair"... I don't think I've heard anyone say that in the past five years, other than my five-year-old nephew when he had chicken pox. I somehow dodged being inflicted with Special Little Snowflake Syndrome, so guess what? I'm now known as being "SUCH a Miranda" (the cynical, workaholic ginger in the bunch who just so happens to be the least attractive and most unhappy. Fun.)

So what you have is the deadly combo of SATC reruns offering a grossly misleading depiction of NY to an idealistic moron with an inflated sense of self. This girl truly believes that she's earned the RIGHT to live and play here for God knows what reason, and can't wait to meet her own Mr. Big, preferably one who makes at least mid six figures so that they'll never need to move to Connecticut because she can't imagine EVER living anywhere else (despite the fact that she only moved here last March).

As for this "League"... thing, I predict that it'll die a slow, quiet death. Any human being with a panty drop-enducing resume and a modicum of social grace doesn't need a fucking dating app, especially those of the female variety. If you are a girl in SF or NYC, you will get hit on at any bar, so long as you 1) don't look like a bridge troll, and 2) aren't a raging cunt. This girl and her friends have apparently failed on both counts. Then there are plenty of creeps and high functioning autistic individuals with impressive academic pedigrees, but the super elitist of these (to which the founder is probably trying to appeal in order to boost "prestige") will likely scoff at the fact that CMU alumni are allowed to join. What you'll be left with are a bunch of socially awkward nerds from Cornell and insufferable feminists who only look good in dim lighting, and nobody needs to download an app to deal with that shit... just head on over to any bar in Midtown!

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Apr 1, 2013

Wow. I thoroughly enjoyed your devastating take down. One of the best posts I've read ever. Cannot agree more with what you wrote.

To be fair though, the founder did CMU undergrad but made up for it by doing Stanford GSB. And she's not bad looking. But yeah, you totally hit it out of the park. The amount of entitlement, superficiality, and materialism I've witnessed amongst NYC women is truly egregious on all levels. NYC is great in many ways, but it really attracts some of the worst human beings on the planet. Give me Chicago's Midwestern humility or Socal's laid-back atmosphere any day of the week!

Apr 1, 2013

just SB'ed coz that was a thoroughly entertaining read and also true per my experiences..

Apr 1, 2013
snatch:

... If you are a girl in SF or NYC, you will get hit on at any bar ...

I don't really hit on women in bars mainly for the following reasons:
* I am not really a big drinker so I don't frequent bars that much
* Despite the above, I do enjoy the bar 'decor' and a good drink occasionally. So if I am at a bar I am most likely there on a date
* I have historically dated from within my social circle or online - mainly because I feel that I know more about the girl from knowing them/reading their profile, interests, etc.

Now that I have convinced you that I am slightly less socially awkward than Forrest Gump (hopefully) I have the following naive question(s):
Generally speaking, is getting hit on at bars something that girls enjoy or is it just an inconvenience they have to suffer through in order to "go dancing"? I ask because I have only heard dismissive/derogatory things from girls about getting hit on (in bars or elsewhere).

Apr 1, 2013
MBA_Junkie:

Generally speaking, is getting hit on at bars something that girls enjoy or is it just an inconvenience they have to suffer through in order to "go dancing"? I ask because I have only heard dismissive/derogatory things from girls about getting hit on (in bars or elsewhere).

Pretty sure bishes love that chit if they consider the guy attractive...otherwise it's "creepy"

Apr 1, 2013
Going Concern:
MBA_Junkie:

Generally speaking, is getting hit on at bars something that girls enjoy or is it just an inconvenience they have to suffer through in order to "go dancing"? I ask because I have only heard dismissive/derogatory things from girls about getting hit on (in bars or elsewhere).

Pretty sure bishes love that chit if they consider the guy attractive...otherwise it's "creepy"

Exactly, and "go dancing" is code for get tipsy, try to get as much attention as possible, and possibly get slayed.

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Apr 1, 2013
adapt or die:

Exactly, and "go dancing" is code for get tipsy, try to get as much attention as possible, and possibly get slayed.

Bingo. Need to write up a girl code dictionary

"Looking for a guy who's motivated and driven" is code for rich dude who will drop a lot of cash in pursuit of a trophy wife

Apr 1, 2013

yeah... a dictionary would be good and given that it is your idea I would ask you to create that thread whenever you can. I am sure it will help 'man'kind some..

But I do wonder why girls really want a guy to tell the truth when they themselves 'speak in code' - which is code for misleading/lying

Apr 1, 2013
MBA_Junkie:

But I do wonder why girls really want a guy to tell the truth when they themselves 'speak in code' - which is code for misleading/lying

I don't think girls really want a guy to tell the truth. Bishes are covert and indirect by nature, so when they ask a guy a direct question with no good answer possible, it is just a trap...code for "I am testing you to see how confident, dominant, and stable you are based on how skillfully you can handle my ridiculous question"

Apr 1, 2013
MBA_Junkie:
snatch:

... If you are a girl in SF or NYC, you will get hit on at any bar ...

Now that I have convinced you that I am slightly less socially awkward than Forrest Gump (hopefully) I have the following naive question(s):

Generally speaking, is getting hit on at bars something that girls enjoy or is it just an inconvenience they have to suffer through in order to "go dancing"? I ask because I have only heard dismissive/derogatory things from girls about getting hit on (in bars or elsewhere).

Naive indeed. Every guy should know that girls are at bars for a reason. If they didn't feel like going out to hunt for unsuspecting marriage candidates, they would've stayed at home in their stained pajamas with a box of Trader Joe's finest to save themselves the labor of dressing up like baby prostitutes. Trust me, it takes a lot of effort and internal coaxing to get us off of the couch, into our heels, and out the door.

Getting hit on at bars is all the validation that any insecure, slightly unhinged girl needs in her life. If the guy is hot, then the theme song from Enchanted will start playing in her head, but even an ugly guy will do for a slight ego boost. Yea, she'll act offended and disgusted and totally violated, but she'll end the night a whole lot happier if even that sole disfigured suitor had accosted her than if no one had approached her at all.

Going Concern:
MBA_Junkie:

But I do wonder why girls really want a guy to tell the truth when they themselves 'speak in code' - which is code for misleading/lying

I don't think girls really want a guy to tell the truth. Bishes are covert and indirect by nature, so when they ask a guy a direct question with no good answer possible, it is just a trap...code for "I am testing you to see how confident, dominant, and stable you are based on how skillfully you can handle my ridiculous question"

Do not ever tell the truth if you value your intact corneas. Always use euphemisms when it comes to any compliment--"you're the hottest girl I've ever been with" or "I'm the luckiest guy on Earth." Always sugarcoat any bad news, e.g. "I'm just too immature to be in a relationship right now" for "you're disconcertingly insane." In her world, she can do no wrong, so by allowing her to play victim, you'll be able to run away with your penis intact.

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Apr 1, 2013

'appreciate the response... SB'ed...
and in case there is any doubt I do value (very highly, infact) my intact corneas and intact penis

Apr 1, 2013
Going Concern:
adapt or die:

Exactly, and "go dancing" is code for get tipsy, try to get as much attention as possible, and possibly get slayed.

Bingo. Need to write up a girl code dictionary

"Looking for a guy who's motivated and driven" is code for rich dude who will drop a lot of cash in pursuit of a trophy wife

http://9gag.com/gag/37990/women-s-english-vs-men-s...

This should get us started

Apr 1, 2013

Yup. If they find the guy attractive, he can literally go up and say "hey girl, you look super hot and i want to take you home now and ravage you," and the girl will feel flattered. If you're ugly, you can go up to her and say politely, "Hi, my name is David," and the girl will think you're a creepy rapist.

Apr 1, 2013

I'm on it after a friend told me to sign up. They make a big deal about the waitlist, said I was 12,482 of 12,482 when I signed up, and then cleared me within 24 hours. You're assigned a "personal concierge" which is allegedly some decent looking chick, who just pesters you to invite other "league-worthy" friends who can use your invite to skip the waitlist. Sure, I'll go ahead and add competition to the dating pool so you can brag about your 1,500% MoM user growth.

Summary: no difference in "quality" of women on there vs. Tinder, Hinge, or any other BS clone with some "edgy feature". The fact they raised $2.1MM amazes me.

Apr 1, 2013

It really is a joke. It was started by an entitled Stanford GSB alum who thinks she's God's gift to man because she knows programming and went to a good school. It's basically a tool used by her and her friends to snag a rich VC/tech guy so they don't have to work for the rest of their lives. The self-absorption, superficiality, and vanity is quite appalling.

I place much of the blame on modern feminism and "Sex and the City."

Apr 1, 2013
milehigh:

The fact they raised $2.1MM amazes me.

Indeed

Apr 1, 2013

Not surprised by this at all. VC funds are flush with cash and will give it to a founder with strong background and a remotely decent idea.

Apr 1, 2013

It just seems absurd to me, like the business model doesn't stand a chance. The target demographic isn't very large, and while I might set up a profile there's no way I'm paying for their service when I meet plenty of people for free. It just seems like a knockoff idea more than a viable business.

That said, bring on the preftige oriented chicas, if nothing for novelty's sake.

Apr 1, 2013

Supposedly, the caliber is significantly higher than other sites, and the response rate is around 70%.

Would love to hear about your experience thus far.

Apr 1, 2013

I got another one..

'womens' rights, feminism' means guys still pay for dates, open doors for ladies, change flat tires, etc. And women get to do stuff they really wanted to do while basically avoiding stuff they don't want to do

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Apr 1, 2013

Whoops

Apr 1, 2013

lmao had to bump this - pure gold

Apr 1, 2013

Was this real? You tried it?

How is my grammar? Drop me a note with any errors you see!

Apr 1, 2013

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Apr 1, 2013

No way one would pay for that...

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Apr 1, 2013

Tinder is easy, definitely a lot less creepier than Craigslist LOL!

The HBS guys have MAD SWAGGER. They frequently wear their class jackets to boston bars, strutting and acting like they own the joint. They just ooze success, confidence, swagger, basically attributes of alpha males.

Apr 1, 2013

I've used tinder and while I have heard a few select stories of it turning into something, for the most part its just a fun way for us to be shallow and practice our oh-so-cheesy pickup lines.

I've had a couple friends use grouper and the experience setting up that date and everything was smooth - the turnout however wasn't great.

Never heard of hinge/coffee meets bagel, so I cant comment on those.

Apr 1, 2013

Why are you asking us?

Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

Apr 1, 2013

aren't you in college? why are you on tinder?

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Apr 1, 2013

I think you confused WSO for google

Apr 1, 2013

Brah I just hit like 25 in a row, so I think yours is fuckin up

"That dude is so haole, he don't even have any breath left."

Apr 1, 2013

legitimate problem.

speed boost blaze

Apr 1, 2013

They were gay men that accidentally swiped right; so when you guys matched and they looked at your picture they realized it was a mistake and they blocked you immediately.

Apr 1, 2013

I uninstalled it and now all my fucking matches are gone. I was trying to bang a chick who's turning 18 this fucking weekend what the fuck. My thumb is sore for nothing.

heister:

Look at all these wannabe richies hating on an expensive salad.

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Apr 1, 2013

Dude doesn't it take way too long to load the match? That's the decision: is this girl hot enough that I will wait for the match notification? That's why I stay swiping left most of the time. There should be a way to skip that and then check all your matches after.

"That dude is so haole, he don't even have any breath left."

Apr 1, 2013

Maybe you should try grinder?

Competition is a sin.

-John D. Rockefeller

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Apr 1, 2013

It's all good now. This app is kinda buggy, but workable.

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

Is there a way to go on Tinder on a desktop? I wanna set up an auto mouse clicker to swipe right on every girl in my city and then sort through matches.

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

http://tinderapp.org/tinder-for-pc/

Looks like nope. Fuck. My fucking thumb is sore.
I just set up a date with a chick using the word "Hola" and exclusively emojis (sp?) hahahah I love this shit.

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

I've seen a handful of pics of chicks with their boyfriends and one chick's profile pic is her in a wedding dress. What the fuck lol

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

speed boost blaze

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Apr 1, 2013

How do I stop myself from laughing at work? I need a technique or something. I just tried to hold back laughter and farted. Which is better, I guess

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

OMG I was just taking a shit and remembered that chick is a Sunday School teacher. I banged a Sunday School teacher! That's a fucking flag! Last night was not for naught after all. She's that branch of Christianity with the father, the son, and the holy ghost and all that, which is cool with Tinder, I guess.

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

Yo anyone know how to make it so when you turn your phone horizontally in Tinder messenger, it does the wide keyboard thing? My thumbs are too fat for this dainty faggotry

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

This is hilarious

Apr 1, 2013

John (my fake Tinder name. btw if you try to make a FB called John Galt, it won't let you and tells you to make a character page instead. anyway...

John (11:15am): Yo guess what
Elizabeth (11:15am): Chicken butt?
J (11:16 am): Fuck
E (11:17 am): Now?
J (11:19 am): No I'm at work doing important Facebook and YouTube things
E (11:20 am): Wow, aren't you productive..
J (11:22 am): Makes time fly I don't give a ahit
E (11:22 am): What do you do?
J (11:22 am): Investment firm
E (11:29 am): Sounds like a blast..
J (11:30 am): We eat soup and watch golf all day its aite
E (11:44 am): So is that how you want to spend your life?

J (11:57 am): I'd likebto spend it with u babe winkyface [typed out]
E (44m ago): Lol nice line but you may want to try harder than that..
J (42m ago): Anything 4 u bb gurl
E (41 m ago): Uh huh sure..
J (38 m ago): Have my abortion bb gurl
E (37 m ago): Excuse me? There will be none of that. There are no babies in my near future.
J (35 m ago): Ya because they will be in a glass jar or w.e they put aborted kiddos

E (35m ago): See no. I'm outfitted with this lovely thing that inhibits me from getting preggo in the first place.
J (35m ago): A butt
E (33m ago): No an IUD dumbass. My butt is a hard limit.
J (23 m ago): Soft limit
E (22 m ago): No my butt is one way hole.
J (21 m ago): Ur in 4 a shock(lol) when u turn 40 and go for a chexkup
E (20 m ago): I've already had two colonoscipies and two endoscopies. I know the drill.
J (12 m ago): Oh shit

J( 12m ago): U know how girls decorate their grad caps
J (12 m ago): So u decorat ur poobag
E (7 m ago): Nah mine's probably gonna be a quote or plain.

What do you guys want me to say?

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

"can I bulbasaur over the cap then?"

speed boost blaze

Apr 1, 2013

wanna make a reverse childbirth film? I call baby !

speed boost blaze

Apr 1, 2013

I just opened to a match with, "Guuurl, I would right swipe you twice if I could."

It autocorrected to, "Guuurl, I would rape you twice if I could."

If I recover, it will be my crowning achievement.

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

Also this thread needs to be on the front page. So BI can (try to) publicly shame us on their front page again.

@"GoldenCinderblock" You in Chicago?

"When you stop striving for perfection, you might as well be dead."

Apr 1, 2013

Goldie meets up with BartenderArtSchoolGirl (hereon referred to as BASG). Chick's cute. No catfish. Skinny, cute face, nice hips and legs, decent personality. We have a few beers at her place while watching some dumbass comedian on youtube and walk to a bar. Have a few drinks and have some food. Walk to another bar for some more drinks. Had some nice hipster coctails.

Make out a little between bar 1 and bar 2. Walk back to her place after bar 2. Shake her faggot impure mut dog the fuck off my foot. Start going at it. This girl's gotta do yoga or some shit because that ass is like the perfect fucking consistency. It's all muscle, but it's super squeezable. Fuck yeah.

She gives me some head and next thing I know, this bitch is crying. I half assedly try to console her, but kind of just let shit run its course and she goes into the bathroom. I go outside for a smoke. Contemplate leaving. Decid I don't want another DWI at this point in life and go back in.

She's standing there butt ass naked looking at herself in the mirror. Apologizes to me profusely and jumps me. I'm like... aite. Chick's really aggressive. And I'm normally the aggressive one. She actually says, 'I know you wanna be dominant but just let me do this.' I'm like, sure.

She's on top of me now. Fucking biting my chest and shit. I fumble for a rubber in the pocket of my pants lying a few feet away. Before I know it, this chick has inserted me into herself with no rubber. I think, damn that is a nice vaginal canal bb gurl. But I'm immediately super suspicious why she wants to fuck bareback. I push her off and put on a condom.

Let her ride me for a bit. She takes off the condom and goes down on me. I'm like aite fine. Get tired of it and flip her over for banging. Can't find a fresh condom. Don't feel like going out to my car for one. Put on the original condom. It's a fucking tragedy and I say fuck it, rip it off, and go bareback.

Pounding ensues for a while and I erupt gentleman juice over her back while squeezing that ass that's gotta be made out of some combination of HoHos and Astroturf (which doesn't sound so good now that I imagine it but whatever fuck you). She gets cleaned up and is in a weird mood but won't admit it. Goes into her living room and dances around to hipster music by herself with a beer. Cuddles the shit out of her dog.

I ask her what the fuck her deal is. At this point, it was agreed I was staying the night. Oh, and her dad's a pastor lawl. I'm starting to see a pattern. She eventually says she doesn't want me to stay because she likes me but she feels used and like a slut and probably wouldn't want to see me again if I stay. Oh, and she wants to go to Church with her pastor dad in the morning because bla bla bla. Says she wants to meet again and insists she'll pay for everything this time (I pay for girls' shit whatever fuck you.)

I tell her how she's not a slut and all that shit, drink some water for 15 min and leave. These bitches are trying to get me arrested I swear to god. Honestly, I feel kind of used. I would have seen this girl again; we had a good time most of the night. I was totally fine to drive, but still maybe a few ticks over the limit and there WAS a chance of getting arrested for DUI. And I already have one DWI and got lucky as fuck once when cops pulled me over drunk and the dude was a bro and pretty blatantly told me to just drive straight home and drive slow and cut this shit out.

But anyway, this chick values her frail emotions over me potentially having a seriously shitty thing happen. I don't know whether I even want to see her again for anything other than just sex.

Kind of starting to question what the fuck I'm doing with my life. Even more than usual

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

Met up with a high school chick (checked ID we're golden). Chick thinks sucking dick is gross but is okay with fingers and eventually penor in the pooper. lawl I will never understand women

I convinced her I was a virgin as we talked and told her I'll teach her how to play wine shot checkers if she teaches me how to talk to girls. She's sitting in my bed as I type this and I'm sticking with the story that I just lost my virginity. It's really fucking with her dumb 18 yo head and it's fucking hilarious.

heister:

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Apr 1, 2013

m0ar pl0x

speed boost blaze

Apr 1, 2013

Cute French black chick I sort of know from college views my LinkedIn like every other day. Does she want the D or an informational with my boss?..

heister:

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