Posts tagged Guide
How to Use Tinder (Safely!) While Traveling: Looking for a Tour Guide as a Solo Female

For the solo female traveler, this is probably going to be the most helpful post in this series for utilizing Tinder abroad. At the same time, however, it’s likely also going to be the hardest of the three to get comfortable with. Because Tinder is used/thought of as a hookup app, when it comes to actually meeting up with one of your matches, there's definitely a sort of dance that you might need to learn when navigating expectations. So, this guide is going to be a bit of a long one, but I'm hoping that it'll cover all of the bases and give you a pretty good idea of how to go about doing this safely and effectively.

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How to Use Tinder (Safely!) While Traveling: Introduction & General Safety

As I mentioned in Pt. 2 of my Kuala Lumpur series, I've had a fantastic time using Tinder in several cities around the world to meet new people and experience unfamiliar lands through local lenses. For those of you who don't know what Tinder is (idk, those kinds of people exist, right?), it's basically a dating app where you judge people based on a few pictures and a couple lines of description. If you like them, you swipe right, if you don't, you swipe left. If they've swiped right on your profile too, you match and can start a conversation. And while Tinder may be known as a hook up app, I promise it's also one of the best ways to explore a new place and meet some of the most interesting people.

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