Chapter 6 – Tindering, Chattering

 

Saturday, 9 January 2016.

 

Day 20

 

Dear Diary,

 

I’ve got so much to tell you!!

How I swipe on Tinder was my last diary entry…

Yeah, yeah, I’m quite artistic and a bit impulsive, too, sometimes. But, as exciting as Tinder is… I ponder over everything. I’ve gotta have my principles and values everywhere! No other way to live.

 

So, before I tell you about this guy I matched with, let me tell you how I try to chat:

  • Answer every message. Good manners are all about being considerate of other people’s feelings. That’s how I expect to be treated myself, after all. If someone is disrespectful – which is rare – OK, in that case I’ll definitely unmatch. Immediately!
    If I realize the chat is either too slow or too boring for my taste – yawn, can’t take that – or then that the guy and I seem to have nothing in common, I’ll just go “Hey, nice meeting you here and good luck with your search,” unmatching them a little later.
  • I never share things that are too personal. You never know who is behind the profile. There seem to be some dodgy ones there, too. A couple of my pupils said they have fake profiles on Tinder. Can you believe it? Gosh!
  • I try to be warm, open-minded, curious, friendly, proactive, truthful, and a teeny bit mysterious. To play a little. Show my best self. Slowly. What if he is the One? And why waste time being half-hearted and lazy, anyway? Either do it right or just don’t do it!
  • Chatting in Finnish feels like work to me. So, just in English!
  • I take the initiative when I feel like it – when the guys are quiet.
  • One date at a time… Ha-ha. When I’ve already promised to go on a date with somebody, I tell all other guys who ask me out: “Let’s wait and see how the other date goes first. I’ll let you know, OK?”

There have been soooo many matches and pleasant chats this first week… 😄

But none as warm as Tino’s… Sigh! 😍

We matched on the 6th this month.

Gotta go! More later. 🤞

© 2017 rf

 

 

Obs. Day 20 since moving out. New beginnings!

Author: TinderellaAnna

Anna is a character. Half-fictional, half-inspired in many, many true events. Half-European, half-Latin-American. She is happy, she is strong, she is a mom, a teacher, a friend. Despite the divorce - not of her choice - she is determined to be joyful, grateful, hopeful, sweet; believing that life is for sharing and that he is somewhere out there. But he will have to be as lovable as she is. After all, better alone than in bad company. Sigh: but better in good company than alone... Disclaimer: All names and places have been changed to protect the people who happen to be true.

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