My Week on Tinder

When we at Latina first heard about the hot dating app Tinder, we knew that we had to check it out. With more and more people signing up for the location-based service that matches you with partners that you find attractive (both parties have to “check” each other), it seemed like something we had to road test for ourselves. 

Read on for the full review of my week on Tinder

Day 1:

When I signed myself up, the first thing I saw is that it chose my most recent Facebook photos for me. Oh no! I had to quickly change my photos to the ones I preferred for this dating app. As soon as I went on to see my potential matches, I realized: everyone is so young! 

It took a while before I figured out how to edit the settings so that I wasn’t constantly being matched up with 20-year-olds. While going through, I realized just how easy it is to judge people just based on looks. 

At the end of the day, though, I was matched with a guy and he messaged me! Oh, yes, that’s how it works. If someone gives you a checkmark and you do the same for them, the two of you are matched and can message each other on their internal messenger. It looks just like an iPhone’s iMessage and I ended up talking with guy #1 for a couple of hours. 

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Irina Gonzalez, Director of Audience Development

Irina Gonzalez is the Digital Audience Development Manager for Latina.com and The Latin Kitchen, where she oversees social media, content partnerships, writes and edits, and more. An NYC-based journalist, web editor, and food writer, she started her career with an internship at Latina magazine while receiving her bachelor’s at New York University. Her work has appeared in Time Out New York, MamasLatinas.com, FamilyCircle.com, TheFrisky.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, and more. When she’s not checking out the latest taco restaurant in New York City, scouring for the best tapas in Barcelona, or dreaming of visiting Alex Atala’s restaurant in Brazil, she’s blogging about her favorite recipes, healthy eating tips and maintaining her 100 pound weight loss on HealthyLatinFood.com. You can always find her on Twitter (@msirinagonzalez) & Instagram (@msirinagonzalez) talking about her latest delicious meal.

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