Let’s face it, we all have a love/hate relationship with Tinder. I’m sure that, like me, 99% of its users go through a constant cycle of deleting and redownloading (aka “crawling back”) when they are either bored or lonely *dies a little inside*…
Tinder has more than 50 million users every month and creates 12 million matches from over one billion swipes per day. Those stats look great on paper, but when I redownloaded Tinder I forgot the most annoying thing about it – those impossible people who match but never, EVER speak.
I decided to shake up my approach to online dating. But how could I stand out from the millions of users and show my personality at the same time? Then it hit me like a sledgehammer…
Now, I know what you’re thinking – that’s ridiculous, but listen to the advantages:
- It’s a fun, different and eye-catching way to start a conversation, much better than the usual “heys” and “how are yous”,
- It’s stands out in your inbox.
- It helps weed out the people who wouldn’t be able to stand my fanboying right from the word go.
I kicked things off with a few of my favourite One Direction lyrics…
Attempt number one:
Attempt number two:
Hmmm no luck there, but would Little Mix have any more success…?
How ya doin’, bro?
You have… no messages.
Back to 1D, I thought I’d try to catch a Charizard using a bit of ‘Drag Me Down’…
EPIC FAIL! But at least I got a reply this time, so I decided to soldier on.
‘What Makes You Beautiful’ is a classic, it HAD to work.
YES SIMBA! YOU LIT UP MY WHOLE WORLD! THANK YOU FOR PLAYING ALONG!
Then the messages started coming thick and fast. Turns out Homer Simpson loves a bit of Little Mix, the saucy devil.
I was gaining the momentum of a runaway train and I was unstoppable!
AND GUESS WHAT? I GOT A DATE WITH PIKACHU! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED THANKS TO LM AND 1D!
Try the 1D and Little Mix lyric challenge on Tinder and see if you manage to lure in a sexy old cartoon character for yourself. If you do, don’t forget to thank MP! by leaving a comment in the box below.