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20 Stages Of The Tinder Lifecycle

Unless you are a dating ninja, Tinder can be more of an emotional roller coaster than a Nicholas Sparks novel. These are the tumultuous stages of the tinder lifecycle, from downloading to deleting.

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1. A stubborn protest

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You’ve held off for this long, is it really time to start drinking the kool aid?

2. Curiosity takes over, it's time.

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To the app store you go!

3. Do I really have to log in with Facebook?

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Will everyone be able to see that I'm on here? Can I use an alibi? I'm not ready for the world to see me this way.

4. Profile photo time!

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I need to look good but not like I'm trying too hard.

5. I need to write a bio! What is this match.com?

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Don’t worry, they said. It will be easy, they said.

6. Browsing time, today is my day.

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Get your arrows ready Cupid, today is going to be a big day for you.

7. Pure disbelief with your fellow Tinder users sets in.

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Who even are these people? Are there background checks on this thing?

Why is he posing with a rifle?

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Is that supposed to make me feel safe?

Why is this girl in all of his photos?

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Is that his girlfriend? It couldn't be.

8. HOLY SIX PACK BATMAN. Your optimism climbs.

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This is it, he's the one.

9. It's a match!

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Taking five hours to choose my photos really paid off.

10. He messaged me?

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I can't believe I'm going to be Mrs. Six Pack.

11. He said what? It ends faster than it began.

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That is the most horrifying thing I’ve ever read… did he really think that would work? Where’d all the good people go?

12. You stay strong.

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Don't give up yet, you can do this. Rome wasn't built in a day people.

13. Things start to look up.

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Some of these people actually seem like nice, upstanding citizens.

14. You decide to send some messages.

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What do I even say? Is that too aggressive? Forget it, they can come to me.

15. You make mistakes.

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Who are these people? Did I log in at the bar? It looks like I was a little generous with my swiping right.

16. You become more and more skeptical.

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How do I know these people aren't serial killers? I watch too much SVU for this.

17. Your inbox fills with unanswered messages. Will you ever answer?

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I think I need to find another rodeo, I’m better than this.

18. You come to terms with reality.

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You can't fight fate, maybe you're just not meant to find love via iPhone.

19. You press the x, and say goodbye.

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Until next time Tinder, it was fun while it lasted.

20. After some time, and you give it another go.

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The cycle starts again. May the odds be ever in your favor.

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