The New Tinder Trend: Have a Picture With a Tiger
1:09 pm, August 13th | by Colette McIntyre
The vigilant muckrakers over at POPSUGAR Love & Sex have uncovered a new trend on the dating app Tinder: dudes be taking pictures with tigers. We’re not sure what a tiger pic is intended to signify — an uncanny ability to commune with animals, like some real life Doctor Eddie Murphy? A life-long subscription to Zoobooks? — but we’re a bit worried that these Cyrano de BergerAPPS (NAILED IT!) are going to be responsible for more confusion than desire. Our suspicions were confirmed when we reached out to one of these tiger-loving Tinder users and he sent us the following exchange he had with a potential paramour. *And by “reached out” and “he sent us,” we mean “we sat down at our laptop” and “totally made up, using our imagination.”
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 – 4:14 PM
Samantha ———: I’m just so surprised that I found my type on Tinder. I wasn’t expecting it! I figured that the site was just filled with fratty dudes, ya kno? lol.
It’s been so hard for me to find someone I’m attracted to in bars or my classes.
I gotta say, u look so cute in ur prof pic :D
me: yah, i totally understand!
i’m def not a “fratty dude” so you don’t have to worry about that. i’m what people would consider “outdoorsy” i guess. i like going for walks, climbing, running.
thanks! ur really cute too :)
Samantha: lol I figured you were outdoorsy!
my cats are super active too so I know how to keep up :D
omg and you’re such a good typer! I thought there would be way more typos!
Do you have a special keyboard?
me: lol thanks?
nah, just a regular keyboard. i took classes tho. i can type without looking!
Samantha: Haha cool. Sorry, I didn’t mean to make you feel weird.
I’ve just never done this before.
I’ve never talked to someone like you before.
me: don’t worry! i’ve never done this either.
i don’t usually talk to people online.
Samantha: Oh. Do you talk to a lot of people?
me: i’m def not the most popular or whatever but yeah, some people, i guess, lol.
the people i live with, for sure.
Samantha: Oh yeah, I guess you’d have to talk to your handlers or whatever, that makes sense!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 – 10:15 AM
me: yea, big steak dinners are def my favorite.
i would never be able to date a vegetarian
all i eat is meat
So do you go out and catch your own, or?
me: i mean, i used to hunt a lot when i was younger
with my dad and stuff
but now that i’m in a city, i don’t get to do that type of thing.
why, do u?
Samantha: Oh, no! I could never! I love animals!
But obviously for you, it’s different.
me: how so?
Samantha: Haha well you were made to do it!
You’ve been doing it all you life!
me: yea, i guess ur right
but what if i took u hunting?
Samantha: OMG I’d totally go!
But I don’t think I’d be able to keep up with you!
I’m not that fast or anything.
I can’t see in the dark.
me: well, no one is perfect ;)
Friday, August 9, 2013 – 1:15 AM
Samantha: I bet you are so soft.
I wish I could pet you right now
me: i wish u culd pet me too ;)
u could come over
Samantha: Not before a date!
You could crazy! You could be luring me there to eat me!
i’m not tho
Samantha: I’ve been meaning to ask…
Your age on your profile
that’s in human years, right?
me: lol uh, yea
Samantha: That’s what I thought
Saturday, August 10, 2013 – 3:30 PM
And don’t worry, I called the restaurant and made arrangements.
They know about us.
me: i’m sure it won’t be
Samantha: haha you know what I mean!
and there’s a lot of meat on the menu
all of which they can serve uncooked, if you prefer that
me: haha uh, nah. cooked is fine.
Samantha: Oh man, I don’t know what to wear tonight!
me: well, what should i wear?
Samantha: You don’t have to wear anything!
me: i like the way u think ;)
Saturday, August 10, 2013 – 9:00 PM
And, if this isn’t weird, I would really appreciate it if you could forward my information to that tiger in your picture.