Kiki, Will You Hire Me? How Tinder is Becoming the New LinkedIn

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Kiki, Will You Hire Me? How Tinder is Becoming the New LinkedIn

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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t isn’t the best time to be on dating apps. The pressures of having profile pictures that resemble stills from an Imtiaz Ali film so your wanderlust is aptly highlighted and the unending Kafka quotes by sapiosexuals were tough enough. And then there were the new dating rules and vocabulary like “ghosting” and “cushioning” and “benching” that we had to suddenly keep up with. Now dating apps have also become testing grounds for your entrepreneurial ventures, a way to conduct a free feasibility run or a dipstick survey for a new product or an idea.

Recently, a colleague of mine went on a date where her prospect tried to sell her weed – naturally, she was taken aback. It came as a shocker but the tola of half-decent weed we got out of it helped us deal with the shock. Another friend had it even worse when the girl he matched with admitted to only expressing an interest in him because both their offices were in Bandra. And she needed someone to share an Uber to work with. Apparently, being UberPool-zoned is a thing.

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