Let’s face the facts: People don’t meet people in bars anymore. But they do meet people on Tinder while they’re drinking in a bar (or while drinking on the couch at home), and that phenomenon comes with its own set of regulations. Here are the rules to follow when Tindering while drinking. Don’t pretend you haven’t done it.
Don’t give your phone to a friend.
You’ll be tempted to pass your phone to a buddy or bored bartender when they ask you if they can take a look. But don’t do it. It’ll be fun in the moment as everyone gathers around, laughing and swiping, but they could be swiping your soulmate away without you even knowing it. Plus, putting your phone in someone else’s hands is always dangerous. Just ask yourself: When was the last time you cleared your search history?
If you end up talking to someone, let a slightly more sober friend proofread your chats.
You might think you’re being impossibly charming and clever but what you’ve actually written is, “sup wat u doikn rigt now? I’m drilkl.” Find a friend who hasn’t been doing tequila shots all night and show them your draft before sending off something you might regret.