1. It's a little more classy than Grindr
Yes, it's basically the straight version of Grindr, but come on, guys, you know I'm right. For the first time in, like, all of time, I actually logged on to an app that's being deemed "the new hook-up app" and had a legitimate conversation with a studious, decently groomed 20-something. You don't really find those on Grindr.
2. It's way easier
Rather than sifting through a ton of guys on a location-based grid, most of whom are too afraid to show their face, Tinder does all the work for you. I don't have to tell you at this point how Tinder works, I'm just saying it's way easier. Did you just get a super like? Oh hey, gorl, yeaaaas. Think he's ugly? Swipe left and say "nope" at the same time. Do it.
3. You can play the game with your girlfriend.
Don't be ridiculous, I don't mean your actual girlfriend. You haven't had one of those since senior year of high school, and that was atrocious... for her. Anyway, you and your closest girl friends (and guy friends) can all do the same damn thing now. And guess what? We're no longer deemed a slut for logging onto an app and rating someone based solely on their physical appearance. #progress
4. No "nudey judies"
Unless you're into a guy sending you his dick pic in the first 10 seconds of the conversation, jump on Tinder. Don't get me wrong, I send the occasional "nudey judy" every so often, but I'd rather have a fulfilling conversation first -- you know, actually get to know someone. I know, what has this gay world come to? On Tinder, you actually have to exchange numbers to swap photos. You think you'd actually give out your number to a stranger just to swap some nudes? Think again.
5. Last but not least, it's a lot safer
Yes, you're still putting your face out there for the local world around you to see. And, yes, you're still in the crossfire for a good catfish (You could be MTV famous, though, just saying). However, the guys (or gals, whatever your pleasure) around you have no clue when you're online. That's golden, folks. Now you don't have to worry about the person who's watching to see when you're online and when you're not -- you know who I'm talking about -- we all have, at one time or another, encountered a Grindr stalker. Gralker? It could be a thing.
No, Tinder did not pay me to write this blog. I still use both apps, but I'm more accustomed to log into Tinder now if I'm feeling like Netflix and I need a break. If I want to hook up, though, well, you know where I'm most likely headed. Wow, I should really ask these companies to pay me. You're welcome for the free advertising.