Tinder – a Slideshow of my Past

I haven’t been doing much dating lately. I felt over online dating so I deleted all the apps and thought I’d prefer to meet someone out and about. But then I got the plague for two months and didn’t go out much at all.

A few weeks back I decided to try an online dating site I hadn’t used before called Elite Singles. It seemed good in theory and I remember discussing it with Ms A who thought that there should be a better calibre of man on there based purely on the branding. Surely all the riff raff would self select themselves out of something called ‘Elite Singles’ as they knew they were not elite.

No. Turns out most men have alarmingly high self esteem. There were many, many men on there that were not elite at all. The worst of which had the style of the guys in Warrant and I was stuck with Sweet Cherry Pie stuck in my head for days.

But after speaking with some of my single girlfriends last week, I was encouraged to give Tinder another look. I loaded the app up again, adjusted my search settings to a nice broad 30-45 age range with 20 kms distance (see I’m being more relaxed on my criteria these days…) and started flicking through.

Within minutes of swiping I was reminded as to why I gave up on Tinder. It is seriously like a fast moving slideshow of my dating past in recent years. It’s always the same people!

Guy I dated once but was dull – swipe left

Guy I spoke with once but was a bad speller – swipe left

Guy who was my very first Tinder date – swipe left

Guy I worked with (and I’m pretty sure he’s married) – swipe left

Guy I dated a few times and he went AWOL (dang it, I assumed he died….) – swipe left

Mike (still 42 surprisingly) – swipe left

Guy who is my friend’s ex – swipe left

6’6″ ‘my share house smells like dog‘ dad- swipe left

Guy I spoke with and he irritated the crap out of me – swipe left

Guy who is definitely my type, if he had 3 more inches – swipe left

Asshole frenchie – swipe left

Guy who is physically my type, but when we chatted was dumb as shit – swipe left

Guy who I spoke with and was a weirdo stalker – swipe left.

Sigh. Happy Groundhog Day!


  1. Anonymous · August 29, 2015

    Have you tried going out with some slightly younger friends with a nice dress and classy heels? I’m sure you’ll get some sort of attention?!


  2. founders life · August 29, 2015

    Hahaha this is awesome and sounds very familiar. We just launched a campaign you might like and is related: breakupwithtinder.com xo


  3. liveclarelesley · August 29, 2015

    Go make eye contact! Go out and try a new coffee shop, hike, restaraunt. Then make eye contact! I swear meeting people the old fashioned way is amazing. It’s fun to meet people at the grocery store. Check out some of our dating blogs at liveclarelesleyblog.com because we believe in having fun while dating! xx~LL


  4. L. Rorschach · August 29, 2015

    Oh man, that sounds thoroughly disappointing.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. BecHanson · September 14, 2015

    I tried Elite Singles too (elite on what planet?) So went back to my regular (RSVP) and just like you and Tinder, saw all the familiar faces come back up, luckily on this site I can block them so they can’t see me but it’s still a reminder of things I want to forget! Anyway, I managed to find a couple of new candidates, so I’m back doing the first date thing …again! (PS Do you really meet people hiking?)


    • seriouslysingleinsyd · September 14, 2015

      Well I actually did chat to another guy in the park last week whilst out on my morning walk. His dog came up to me for a pat. Seems like a foolproof plan. I’ve got to get a dog!!

      Liked by 1 person

      • BecHanson · September 14, 2015

        I’ve got a dog, Golden Retriever so everyone loves her, maybe it’s time to put her to work!

        Liked by 1 person

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