Single Guy Let His Mum Run His Tinder Account For A Month

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A guy who hadn’t been in a serious relationship for several years decided to try an entirely new approach to online/mobile dating, and actually let his own mother run his Tinder account for a month.

It’s a bold move and one which could prove potentially disastrous, especially since this guy’s mum’s first comment was apparently: “I don’t think you should just hook up for casual sex. I think you should get to know people.”

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Clay Skipper, a writer for GQ Magazine, tried the unique experiment in the hopes of finding love.

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After all, your mum only wants what’s best for you, right? What could possibly go wrong?

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Well, there’s exposing your dear old mother to the gruesome world of 21st century dating, for a start, where nudity and general oddness is just a standard part of the game. It also resulted in a lot of mistaken swipe lefts and some attempted pick-up lines which were anything but what you’d call ‘smooth’.

Still, as an icebreaker, this is actually a lot more creative than the usual ‘hi’…

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Although she wasn’t exactly au fait with the drug slang the kids are using nowadays…

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And her attempts to hold a conversation with certain matches was pretty awkward…

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But not as awkward as her being exposed to this part of the Internet…

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In the end, she did actually succeed in getting her son a date for the evening so maybe this is a tactic all us single guys should try sometime?

Or, perhaps not, given that Clay adds about said date: “Anna was not my type. She was, evidently, my mom’s type.” Awkward…

For the full story, you can check out Clay’s full article about his strange month-long journey over at GQ.


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