Erin Kim has been using Tinder for three years now.
She reccently decided to write a love letter to the app, thanking it for everything from her first kiss, to realising she could be just as “hot” as a model.
She wrote on Digital Culturist:
Thank you for empowering me with choices — for giving me the space to be the first to start conversations as a lady and remember I am fearless.
She also told a story in her article about how one Tinder date made her miss a flight.
Thank you for allowing me to take long walks in Italy with a violinist, and a journalist — and for allowing me to realize that romance is walking in the rain under one umbrella with a charming, listening, adorkable architecture student, and better yet, around Trevi Fountain. (I must say, I am still bitter about you allowing me to miss my flight the next morning and pay a $400 fee to take another plane, but I guess I can’t exactly blame you for that).
So far, so romantic.
Then, low and behold, Tinder replied.
They thanked Kim for her kind words, and for using the dating app with "an open mind and open heart".
The reply continued:
Thank you for stepping out of your comfort zone. Taking chances. And meeting people who are very different to you, from very different walks of life. If everyone tried Tinder the way you use Tinder, imagine who we all might meet tomorrow. And what we all might learn. And how we all might change. Especially now, when the world feels a little closed off, you show us how it can open up with the smallest act. Even as small as a swipe to the right.
But then it got interesting. Tinder wrote:
PS. We’re happy you had such a great night in Rome. Sorry about the $400 though. DM us on Twitter so we can get your deets and pay you back.
And guys, Tinder actually came through.