Tinder is not what it used to be. A once fertile land, lush with flora and fauna, is now nothing more than a picked-over clearance rack at the Guess outlet in Camarillo. Working with what the Tinder Universe has left me, I ventured out on an ambitious swiping journey -- to match with 100 dudes on Tinder -- armed with an opening line unlike any I had ever used: “If I were to ask you to have sex right now, what would you say?” To say I was surprised by my findings would be putting it lightly.
30% of guys didn't even write back
Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. In their defense (and mine as well... I can’t have you thinking I’m undesirable) I did check their profiles to see the last time they were active and I would say about half of them hadn’t been active on Tinder since I dropped my opener. For those who did see it and chose not to respond, that’s a win for you and a loss for Thrillist’s investigative reporting.