Since then we've been on many dates.” “I first contacted Rod when I saw his diary post.
I was attracted to his smile and he was wearing his motorbike leathers and looked very handsome.
I start consuming hundreds of profiles on boring journeys or in queues for a slow barista.
“I'm not on Tinder for a relationship but I enjoy going on dates and having casual sex.
I’d never lie to someone about that.” But would he be economical with the truth to obscure the one-way street the relationship was headed down?
I’m honest about being a writer but I don't rein in my flirting.
He's cute so I take the ethnographic approach as he describes the back-and-forth of flirting on Tinder as “tedious intellectual foreplay." He tells me he’s met up with several Tinderers with the sole aim of having sex almost immediately – a game plan that has seen him ditched more times than it’s worked.
“Misunderstandings happen,” he shrugs, before asking how I rate the date so far from one to 10.