Life, when Friends was not in re-runs, is almost foreign to me. No social media, no cell phones (in the beginning) + no online dating. Dating in 2015 is very different from dating in 1996. I don’t know about you, but my friends + I don’t sit around at coffee shops making conversations with strangers. Maybe we should. Maybe life was more simple + dating was not so vague.
All this postulation made me wonder what Monica, Ross, Rachel, Joey, Phoebe, and Chandler might put on their Tinder profiles. Because I wondered, you don’t have to: Friends Tinder profiles circa the best season, season three.
Monica: Monica just got out of a serious relationship so she’s just looking for someone to take her mind off Richard. Competitive as she is, she is secretly trying to have more matches than any of the other Friends.
Ross: Instead of meeting Chloe from the Xerox place, Ross met her on Tinder + all of Rachel’s friends saw he was on there. Ross is a little too picky + scares women off by being too matter of fact + intense.
Rachel: Rachel is pretty + fun. She has plenty of matches. She’s enjoying her freedom + trying to get over Ross by going on Tinder dates with new guys. She didn’t swipe right for Mark, though.
Joey: Joey is the king of Tinder. He goes on more dates that all the other Friends combined. He still meets women the old fashion way, too. In fact, his General is now Lt. General.
Phoebe: Phoebe isn’t very into Tinder. She prefers meeting guys in the real world but she’s always down for a free meal with an interesting guy no matter where she finds him.
Chandler: Chandler has some decent luck with the matches he does get. He has some experience meeting (or re-meeting) women online. He doesn’t have many second dates.
Do you think the gang would have loved or hated Tinder? Do you love or hate Tinder? Let’s chat about it – or your best Tinder stories – in the comments.