I think I genuinely lasted an entire week without logging on to any of the sites. But one night, I'd had a crappy day at work and couldn't sleep. I lay in bed, thoughts racing through my head. Just a little Tinder wouldn't hurt. My phone beckoned -- no implored -- me to pick it up and swipe. So I did.
In the past, you would have to wander up to the person you liked and blurt out some embarrassing sentence that they would laugh at, and then it would take time and patience before something would come to be. Now, with online dating and Tinder, you skip all of the steps of finding and actively pursuing each other.
I wear big sunglasses when I am either in the sun (what a concept) or really hungover (in which case I am puffy with blood shot eyes and trying to hide as much of my face as possible). So if every picture is you with sunglasses on--you are either wildly insecure about how you look or uncomfortably unattractive.