As I mentioned in last week’s post, the sheer number of guys with profiles on Tinder is dizzying. But, as I swiped some more this week, I started feeling some déjà vu.While every dude is different, obviously, you definitely see the same type of guy on Tinder, again and again. So for your benefit AND mine, I made a list of the 10 guys you’ll meet when swiping through the Tinder-verse. Here’s the first half of that list! Check it out, and let met know if any of these guys sound familiar…
1) The Male Model
You’ll recognize this guy right away, as your jaw will drop as soon as his profile pops up. Think, multiple shirtless pictures of his washboard abs and teen idol smile. His bio is a little too good to be true – “Just moved to Ottawa from Miami. Motorcycles and puppies are my thing. Smile ladies, you’re all beautiful.” Beware – in 99% of cases this is either an Internet troll living the dream on his fake profile, or Ken. And you don’t want to piss off Barbie.
2) The Quebecois
As any Ottawa Tinder user knows, you’ll match with Gatineau guys from time to time. Most of them are pretty cute, and I know I can’t resist an accent. But wait until you start chatting to decide if this match is gonna work out. The language barrier can be a major issue – some of these guys aren’t great with English, and if you don’t speak French, or aren’t willing to learn, it’s gonna be a tough go. But here’s a tip – emojis are a universal language 😉 😉
3) The IRL Acquaintance
Everyone’s on Tinder. You’re bound to come across someone you recognize on the app after a while. Matching with someone you know in the real world can be kinda awkward – “let’s have flirty chats on the app, but ignore each other when we cross paths at school.” But it can also be a real blessing. That guy friend you’ve always eyed up, but feel stuck in the friend zone? Swipe right, and see if they do the same. Who knows where it’ll lead?
4) The Gym Rat
Alllll the mirror selfies. Usually featuring a subtle arm flex. In the more extreme cases, you’ll see pictures from his bodybuilding competitions. If spray tans and man-thongs are your thing, you’ve lucked out. But if a bio like “if you don’t lift, we won’t work out,” is a turn off, swipe left.
5) Mr. Boots and Hearts
His first profile photo almost always features his prized catch. Bonus points if he caught it while ice fishing. He’s got an ATV, jorts and sandals, and a crew of boys that look exactly like him, holding Budweisers. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a Luke Bryan. But more often than not, he’s a Jason Aldean