Bengaluru may be recognized as the the city of IT geeks and perfect weather all-year round, but it is so much more than that.
As a girl from the city reveals, it’s also the perfect city to get on a dating app, and have a whole lot of adventures.
Confessions of a Bengaluru girl on Tinder
“Bengaluru is the city of great weather, and even greater mood. Everyone’s always up for doing something – drinking, going for a stand-up, catching a movie, etc, etc. It’s always a great time to get out, and have a blast. And the possibilities of meeting someone new are quite high.
“And yet, here I was. Totally single for 2 whole years, with no potential candidate anywhere on the horizon.”
“When a friend of mine suggested Tinder, I was not convinced. But when she went ahead and got herself a new boyfriend in just a month, I decided to download the app, and get swiping. There’s something about Tinder, and I was going to find out now!”
“We were trying to set up our next date, and he realised he’d have to attend his wife’s friend’s wedding!”
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“Having lived in Bengaluru all my life, the one thing I know for sure is that men in this city are both polite and well-mannered. Which is why I was never worried about encountering any kind of jerks or creeps. But then, just because a guy has good manners, doesn’t mean he isn’t problematic, right?”
“One of the first guys I matched with and met turned out to be married. And weirdly enough, he never bothered to tell me so while we were still messaging each other. It never came up, was his explanation. How did I find out? We were trying to set up our next date over the next weekend, and he realised he’d have to attend his wife’s friend’s wedding!”
“Having had a terrible experience quite early on, I had become extremely careful. And the next few dates didn’t make me let my guards down either.”
“One of these guys took me to a nice restaurant for dinner, and was a great conversationalist. We decided to go for a drive, before he would drop me home. But while we were in his car, he started asking me about my sexual kinks. He wanted to have a threesome, and felt I was ‘perfect’ for it. I don’t know what his idea of the ideal person for such a sexual experience was, and I didn’t bother asking either. I just got out of his car, and went home.”
“Another guy made it loud and clear that he was just in it for sex. I agreed, and we went to his place to get down to it. But in the middle of everything, he asked me to walk over him with my heels. With an extremely shocked expression I told him I came wearing sneakers, and next thing I knew, he brought out six-inched ones of his own. Needless to say, I got out of there as fast as I could!”
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“He was on Tinder looking for a girl who’d agree to get into a marriage of convenience with him”
“Frankly speaking, my luck with Tinder has been particularly bad. When not meeting creepy men, I’m busy encountering the weird ones.”
“I once met this great-looking, absolutely charming banker for a date, and we had the best time together. I was actually quite surprised that he was single, and had started wondering if my ill-fated Tinder journey had finally found an exciting direction. But then, life had other plans, and he had an alternate sexuality. Yes, he was gay, and in the closet. He was on Tinder looking for a girl who’d agree to get into a marriage of convenience with him. If it sounds like a scene from a movie, please know that it isn’t.”
“This another guy I went out with was just on the date to incite his ex-girlfriend. He told me this after the third drink, and even asked if I’d let him put our picture on Instagram.”
“Who said boys in Bengaluru are boring, right? I’ve lost count of the number of rather interesting ones I’ve met!”
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What’s the status now?
“I’m no longer on Tinder now – I gave it up after trying, unsuccessfully, to find a decent guy to date. I don’t think it is for me, honestly.”
“My friends are still on it, though. Swiping left and right, and refusing to give up. After all, in today’s fast-paced lives, how else is one supposed to meet someone, right?”
“Why did I get off Tinder, then? I’d rather be myself than go out with a complete moron.”
*The opinions expressed in this article are solely of the narrator who chose to not reveal her identity.*
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