|You might be wondering, "why your feet"? - it's my dad's genes I've to thank for those toes.|
Like fifty million other people in the world, I've used Tinder. In case you're unfamiliar, it's a location-based dating app where you can anonymously view a person's profile and either pass (swipe left) or like (swipe right) which then leads to a match allowing the exchange of messages. The last time I used it seriously and actually met someone off there, it resulted in a year long relationship (miracles do happen!). However, it took a hell of a lot of filtering to actually find somebody I might've been remotely compatible with. Don't get me wrong, there were certainly plenty of people in my area to choose from with no shortage of profiles popping up for me to rate, but even without being extremely picky about my potential suitor, I noticed a pattern emerging in the deciding factors that lead me to swipe left. The same issues cropped up again and again and it got me thinking: are these guys I'm turning down actually aware of why they might not be getting that many matches?
Flicking through them all, there were definitely a few descriptions stating that they hadn't been having much luck and, after deleting the app and coming back again later a few times, I also noticed the same familiar faces still on there with the same photos, and same stale witticisms about themselves (and if you've ever had the pleasure of reading @VixMeldrew's #VixSwipes, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about)
So lads, why exactly am I swiping left on you?
|Lobsters: because what's not to love??|
I know what you're thinking: that's a pretty big claim to make, right? If I were reading that title instead of writing it myself, I'd be right there with you shrouded in skepticism. I've been on the hunt for an inexpensive MP3 player lately; nothing all that fancy so long as it actually worked, was easy to use and wasn't too much of an eyesore. Imagine my intrigue, then, when Primark of all places announced they would now be stocking MP3 players of their own. I looked for reviews before making my own purchase, just to see what other people's thoughts were, but they were so scarce I decided to go ahead and buy one anyway. Afterall, if it turned out to be a total flop I've hardly broken the bank, and if it turned out to be great then that's a total win-win situation. Considering the only feedback I found on these were two unboxing videos on Youtube, which if I'm completely honest I don't have the patience for, I was pretty excited to put this together regardless of the outcome.
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