Tinder Does Not Light a Romantic Fire

07 Mar

A professional Matchmaker will source and deliver dating partners that aren’t just a temporary spark


Once upon a time pre the app, possibly in Games of Thrones land, tinder was a combustible material used to ignite a fire. Basically anything that begins to glow under a shower of sparks is officially known as tinder. Clever start up people clearly recognised that a picture could be the spark that lights a date when deciding on a name for the said device. No longer would you have to venture to the disco or the gym to gather dating tinder, you need only load it and swipe to the left. There before you is revealed a landscape of local princesses, and needy knights, or conversely an urban wood full of Shreks and Princess Fionas all in search of a relationship. Or are they? Some say it depends on the user, but as the first port of call on Tinder is purely a visual one, is it really the domain for romance and a life partner? You could say that igniting the spark begins with a first glance across the room, but in the realm of Tinder it’s condensed in 2D on a very small screen. Disappointed Tinder folk know that image does not the partner maketh, especially when in real life what you see is not always what you get.

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by Rachel Vida MacLynn

Founder & CEO

Rachel Vida MacLynn is reputed as being a world-leading matchmaking and dating expert. Registered as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, Rachel advocates a professional matchmaking approach based on psychological principles and professional consultation. Rachel also sits on the Board of Advisors for the Matchmaking Institute.More by this author

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