Dating in the ‘Tinder-era’ is difficult as it is - but dating during Covid times has added an even bigger hurdle.
This prompted a new ‘creative’ - and perhaps, questionable - approach to using dating apps. A new Tinder trend has taken over TikTok, that shows daters driving out to rich areas and resetting their location to fit a 1-kilometre radius - all in hopes of swiping-right on a wealthy suitor.
With an impressive million views, @alyssapleizier takes to TikTok in a video captioned, ‘Gonna need a boat boy for yacht girl summer.’
“We need to keep this a secret”, one TikTokker commented @alyssapleizier (TikTok)
Lyss explained, “Parking in a rich neighbourhood and setting my Tinder to a 1KM radius” which sent stunned TikTok users wild.
One branded Lyss a “genius.”
“Girl woke up and chose to be a genius”, she commented.
While another claimed that their friend is now married from this Tinder ‘trick.’
She said, “Friend of mine did this in Bev Hills and opened Grindr. He is now married and no longer works. Miracles happen.”
A third got extra-innovative and said, “I do that by the hospital… rich doctors!”
People wasted no time in jumping on the Tinder trend. One UK-based TikTokker took to their app with their take, “If you need me I’ll be at the country club”TikTok
From London to Miami, TikTokkers across the globe soon caught on to the Tinder trend and wanted to try it out for themselves.
Therese Ryan (@thereseryan12) took to TikTok in a video simply titled, “Let’s try this!”
It has since been flooded with thousands of curious comments from fellow TikTok users.
“Modern problems call for modern solution”, one commented @thereseryan12 (TikTok)
“Work smarter, not harder”, one said in admiration.
While another added, “You just beat the system”.
While it’s unclear if the TikTokkers got their happy ever after, kudos to their innovative methods.
You can watch the video here.