Another day, another dating trend. This time it’s relating to men on Tinder and let me tell you guys, if you ever want to get a date, don’t do this.
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It’s called Tindstagramming and it’s a method that allows people to stalk their crushes from Tinder even if they didn’t match. Back in the day if you swiped right on someone on Tinder but they didn’t swipe right on you then no match was made and that was that.
However, in 2015 the app started letting its users link up their Instagram accounts, which was meant to just be a way for potential dates to show of their lifestyle. However, it’s also given people a way to find dates outside of the app and since then, this new trend has emerged whereby creepy people are slipping into people’s Instagram DMs and trying to get a date that way.
You know what happens to men that you swipe left on, on tinder? They message you on Instagram instead.
— hailstorm ☔ (@BeefJerkypls) September 26, 2017
some guy from tinder somehow found my instagram and messaged me asking why i never responded to him
— spooky hay!!!! (@hayleyxx3) September 25, 2017
so this friend of mine unmatched a guy on tinder and this is his response to her on instagram (and this is only half!) pic.twitter.com/D4BrKtTFTd
— Saber's Wife (@hidad_soup) September 21, 2017
me on @Tinder: don't msg me on Instagram if I don't swipe right
man messaging me on @instagram that found me on tinder: but I'm a feminist
— Jamie Lerner 📎 (@LernerJam) September 15, 2017
My Instagram message requests folder is just full of guys I didn't swipe right to on Tinder.
— Kitty Devine (@Kitty_XS) September 14, 2017
i connected my instagram to my tinder account n apparently guys in chicago think that means "slide in my DMs if we don't match"
— the last webmaster (@ThatAndPotatoes) September 13, 2017
Seems like it’s mostly guys who are the main offenders here, but obviously there must be some female culprits out there too. I just don’t get why anyone would think it’s a good idea to message someone who had rejected you on another app. What do you think they’re going to suddenly like you because you’ve messaged them on a different social media platform? Sort it out.
If you’re someone who has experienced this then perhaps it’s time to wipe that Instagram information from your Tinder profile. It’s the only way to stop the creeps.
For more of the same, here are the things men should never write on their dating profiles.