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Married people try dating apps with hilarious results (VIDEO)

Sasha Brown-Worsham

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Sasha Brown-Worsham

Sasha Brown-Worsham has written for dozens of publications over the course of her years as a journalist and blogger. She lives outside NYC with her three children, husband, and multiple pets. She is working on her first novel.

If you were married before Tinder, here's your chance to try it

If you are like me, then you have been married a lot longer than dating apps (and even online dating, really) have been around. Yep. I'm old. And 15 years ago, when my husband and I got together, very few people were online dating and smart phones weren't invented yet. The horror!

Back then, dating was a matter of who your friends fixed you up with, what parties you attended and what bars you frequented. There were a lot less opportunities to rate people based on looks and their photos. What a shame.

Buzzfeed offered people like me the opportunity to try dating apps and the results were pretty funny:

As a long married person, I am both fascinated and horrified by things like Tinder. In many ways, it feels like dating has been commodified. And that is troublesome. All of a sudden, we are not assessing people for their in-person appeal and the chemistry we have together, we are looking at their quick hits — their resume, their looks, their earning potential, their interests as listed in a hastily prepared "bio." It's the same principle as when you apply for a job. A person can look good on paper, but well....

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Maybe I am old and old-fashioned. I probably am. But I still think meeting in person is the best way to go. A man can have everything that seems wonderful on paper and just not work in person. It takes more than good looks and a good pedigree to create that va-va-voom needed to sustain a long term love and relationship.

But hey, maybe people do meet on Tinder and find their happy ever after. Certainly, online dating has come a long way and many of the men and women I know met that way. People swear by it. But from my experience, nothing can compare to the feeling I got when I first went to lunch with my husband after not seeing him for 10 years (we went to elementary school together). The sparks flew and I almost immediately knew that this was a person I could spend a lot of time with. From there, things only grew.

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A guy can be hot. He can be smart. He can be well-read with a great job. And he can still be the wrong fit. Of course, I am also envious of the fun from Tinder. Not every guy needs to be marriage material. Sometimes it can just be fun to date. And for that, Tinder can't be beaten.

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