dates, or turning audience dating nightmares into fuel for a game. For those of you who don’t know how Tinder works, basically you put pictures of yourself up on the Tinder platform and then people you would like to have sex with judge you based on your appearance and either swipe right if they would possibly like to have sex with you, or left if you are too damn ugly.
There is an area where you can write a little about yourself… but people only really read that once they have already approved of you based on your looks. There are also people who use Tinder to find true love, but you are free to swipe left on those people.
If both parties think the other party is attractive and swipe right, then the app matches you together and allows you to chat with each other. You start by saying “What’s up?” or “Hi,” and then replying, “Not much,” or “Hi.” The conversation then goes in one of three directions: 1) You mindlessly chit-chat until you agree to meet up for a coffee (which is code for meet and if you look like your picture then have sex) OR 2) you mindlessly chit-chat for a bit then ignore each other OR 3) you start talking dirty and asking each other what you are ‘into’ and then meet for ‘coffee’.
As mentioned, for some couples their first meet-up ends up being a date to go see the Tinder Hell show at The Comedy Club Bangkok. You may think it is a bit risky as you may be targeted by the improvisers and be the subject of their good-hearted ridicule, but the fact is that as two people who know nothing about each other, you are pretty safe.
The people who are really in danger of some hilarity at their expense are the old couple who have been married for 50 years. After all, they know every embarrassing thing about their partner.
What is most surprising is that the hook-up rate for those who Tinder first- date it at The Comedy Club Bangkok is pretty good. Almost every couple who comes to Tinder Hell as a first date end up having a relationship. At the end of the last show, one couple could barely wait to get out of the club to start the festivities! After all, if you can laugh together, then sex is going to be that much less stressful.