Unlucky in Love: Your Tinder and Hinge Dates Are My Comedy Show

Love and Sex

Unlucky in Love: Your Tinder and Hinge Dates Are My Comedy Show

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

Q

uantity over quality. That’s the principle that dictates both the output of Indian TV serials as well as the modern dating scene. I’m not even talking about the difficulty of finding someone special in a wasteland of bad matches and nightmare dates, but the – honestly, unnecessary – number of dating apps available for people today. They’re more plentiful than the bum notes in an Anu Malik song, and I’m starting to lose track.

I’m only 26 years old, but I start to feel ancient when I realise just how out of touch I am with modern dating. A six-year steady relationship has kept me insulated from these new-fangled contraptions that people now use to find love – or something like it. Not to sound like my inner old man, back in my day, all we had to facilitate hook-ups was a hopeful text and actual social interaction. By the time Tinder was catching on in India, my girlfriend and I were looking at flats to stay in together.

READ MORE

Comments