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I got matched with Taylor Swift on Tinder once. I was already suspicious when she told me to meet her at a Motel 6 in Pflugerville, Texas, but when I opened the door and saw a large, naked Korean man in a blonde wig riding a tricycle while shouting “I feer twenty twoooo!” I knew I had been duped. Luckily, the app makers hatched a plan that will prevent this sort of Tinder trickery from happening again: verified accounts.
Just like Twitter, real celebs will soon have a blue check mark next to their profile pictures.
The addition comes at a time when celebrities are openly talking about being on the booming dating app. For example, Bravo host Andy Cohen, singer/actress Hilary Duff and even Lindsay Lohan have all publicly said they’re active Tinder users. Last year, Mindy Kaling’s character on “The Mindy Project” alsopretended to have a Tinder profile as part of a splashy campaign for her television show.
Sheeeeeitt. Given this information, most celebs probably won’t use their verified Tinder accounts to get in the pants of us common folk. They’re just trying to promote some bullshit reality TV show or quirky sitcom. Here’s how a Tinder convo will most likely go down:
You: Wanna get freaky this Friday?
Lindsay Lohan: Hey cutie! Catch my new reality show “Intervention: Disney Stars” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. on BET! <3 <3 Fuck you, Tinder. First you take away unlimited swipes (the most efficient way of finding a match) and now you turn the app into one big commercial in disguise. You guys are bigger phonies than Yung Chin, who has a beautiful voice, I might add..