It's no secret that Tinder makes dreams come true. One of the newest features of Tinder Plus (the version you have to pay for) is called Passport. It allows you to scope out potential dates in cities you're going to visit before you actually get there. Today, the app released a list of the most-swiped Passport destinations around the world. We've taken the liberty of imagining how your fairytale Tinder romance would go down in a few of the cities that made the list's top 15.
It's raining. You meet up with a strapping young gent for a cup of tea. He doesn't seem as interested in talking about the Queen's corgis as you are, but who cares? He has a cute accent. You kiss him in the shadows of Big Ben, and then make your way to a quaint little pub, where you get to second base with him in the bathroom (or "the loo," as he calls it). Later, "God Save The Queen" plays softly in the background as you say goodnight outside. "Cheers," he whispers. Then you part ways, never to see each other again.
A dapper young finance bro takes you to an overly crowded bar in the East Village where you can't hear anything he's saying. You get super drunk on the gin and tonics he keeps buying you, and pretend to hear every word. Later, in an ultimate gesture of New York love, he buys you two dollar slices and a can of Diet Coke on the way back to his place. You wake up in his apartment in a luxury building overlooking the East River and think to yourself, "He's my age, right? How does he afford this?" You order yourself a $35 Uber to get to the airport in time for your flight home. On your way out, you leave a note on his dresser that says, "Thanks for the pizza," and pray that you don't run into his roommate before you get to the door.
Ah, the most romantic city in the world. Swiping right on the handsome Frenchman seemed like such a good idea a few days ago, but now you realize that he speaks no English, and all you can remember from high school French class is how to say, "Hello" and "Where is the restroom?" He buys you a glass of wine at a cafe. The two of you sit in awkward silence, literally unable to communicate with each other. Eventually, you somehow mutually agree to get up and go for a stroll along the Seine. As you pass the Eiffel Tower, you get separated and a sea of tourists carries him away from you forever. Not all Tinder fairytales can have happy endings.
You swipe right on a mustachioed aspiring screenwriter. He picks you up at your hotel in Santa Monica and insists on driving you to a pretentious coffee shop in Silverlake that has, in his words, "the best Nitro cold brew on the West Coast." There's construction on the 405 so you sit in standstill traffic for two hours, stuck in the car while he explains why Back To The Future is just a tad too mainstream for his tastes. You finally arrive at the coffee shop. Though by now you've grown to hate him, you figure, "Eh, what the hell. He might be famous one day," and make out with him in the parking lot.
None of these sound good to you? Not to worry. Tinder Plus's other top Passport cities include Barcelona, Dublin, Berlin, Sydney and Stockholm. Pick one! No matter where in the world you travel, Tinder can help all your casual hookup dreams come true. Your fairytale is just a swipe away.