Elect a designated driver before the night gets underway, or use a trustworthy cab service.
Never use unmarked cabs, and for extra safety, take a photo of your cab driver and the car’s licence plate, and send it to your friends before you get into the car.
Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.
Everyone is drinking, peering into their screens and swiping on the faces of strangers they may have sex with later that evening. “Ew, this guy has Dad bod,” a young woman says of a potential match, swiping left.
Her friends smirk, not looking up.“Tinder sucks,” they say. At a booth in the back, three handsome twentysomething guys in button-downs are having beers.
” He said he’d send her the cash to pay the customs tax.
Susan* Googled the courier company and decided to call them after seeing they're not South African-based. “This sounds kind of legit, yet when I called the airport they had no record of this company.
It’s setting up two or three Tinder dates a week and, chances are, sleeping with all of them, so you could rack up 100 girls you’ve slept with in a year.”He says that he himself has slept with five different women he met on Tinder—“Tinderellas,” the guys call them—in the last eight days. ”“We don’t know what the girls are like,” Marty says.“And they don’t know us,” says Alex.
Dan and Marty, also Alex’s roommates in a shiny high-rise apartment building near Wall Street, can vouch for that. “She works at—” He says the name of a high-end art auction house. And yet a lack of an intimate knowledge of his potential sex partners never presents him with an obstacle to physical intimacy, Alex says.
Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?
This hook up app for friends (and friends of friends) is the equivalent of passing 'I Like You' notes in class.
And although there are many successful online dating stories like that shared by Amelia and Juan, we just need to be a bit more vigilant.
To prove that this can happen to anyone, take note of this local Cape Town-based social media manager’s recent Tinder scam story. I should have spotted this a mile away.” We have this idea that scams only happen to naïve, uneducated people who are preyed on by evil online perpetrators you’d personally be able to spot from the get-go. After meeting on Tinder, Susan* started having doting conversations with an attractive man for about 2 weeks. ” He said he was American and only in Cape Town for a short period of time. Being weary of strangers Susan* gives him her work address as the delivery address.
Soon after, he started promising her extravagant gifts (Chanel, Tiffany jewellery, Louboutin heels), messaging: “I got you something nice” – sending a picture of a Rolex watch. Just before meeting he got called home for an emergency. But then he asks her to pay the customs tax for the gifts – it must be paid via EFT.