A few weeks ago, my best friend was telling me about an argument she witnessed between two people she knows while they were all out for dinner. These two people happen to be a guy and a girl who are very casually seeing each other in that downright millennial way, if you know what I mean. He lives in another city and is in town for a couple days visiting her. All of a sudden, this guy pulls out his phone and starts swiping left and right on the mobile dating app/demon Tinder … WHILE EATING. “What are you doing?” the girl asks. “Are you on Tinder right now?” The dude replies, “Yep.” She hits him back with an, “Are you kidding me right now?” And he continues to play it nonchalant: “What’s the big deal? It’s not like I’m actually going to meet up with anyone. I don’t even live here. I’m just seeing who swipes right.” Cue freak out from our leading lady. And scene.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to 2014.