Terminal Lance #438 “Swipe Left”

August 30, 2016

I’ll admit, I’ve never used Tinder on a Marine Corps base, but I can imagine this is basically what it’s like. There’s not a whole lot of dating opportunities aboard the base, you’ll have to travel far and away… As far and away as you can… To find a woman (or man) worth your interest. As a straight male, that isn’t to say that there’s anything wrong with female Marines, it’s just that… I dunno… It’s weird.

Of course, romantic life while active duty is always rather tumultuous, whether you’re in a relationship or not. When you’re with someone you genuinely care about, being separated for months at a time is extremely difficult. When you’re in an unhealthy relationship, cheating is always on the horizon (you may as well be a ram trusting his sheep with a pack of lions for 7 months). When you’re single, well, you have to use Tinder.

I was on Tinder last year for a couple of weeks before I deleted the app. It was occasionally fun but mostly a huge time waster.

I don’t recommend it.