For those who couldn’t find love organically, who couldn’t meet someone one day at a party, vibed, and eventually go out on dates, dating apps were a godsend. A few years down the line, caught in between right and left swipes, the realisation dawned that even dating apps couldn’t guarantee genuine dates. Because let’s be honest, finding true love is HARD.
However, desi people are masters in this one thing – jugaad. When dating apps couldn’t guarantee love, they used it for their own benefit, like building professional contacts, networking, and even finding study-buddies to help prepare for UPSC! And people online have been sharing stories of exactly that! Have a look:
1. UPSC aspirants are some of the most dedicated lot I have seen in my life!
Met a guy on Tinder who said he is preparing for UPSC exam. I asked about the other girls he matched with. He said he matched with two others who are also preparing for UPSC exam and are using Tinder to clear their doubts. Never knew @Tinder_India could also be an educational app
— Neha Jha (@neaajha) September 15, 2020
2. I mean, this Tinder bio deserves a medal!
it's stackoverflow for me in bangalore https://t.co/PrOkcrN5L0
— Shobhit Bakliwal (@shobhitic) September 15, 2020
3. Tinder for increasing your professional contacts? Sure!
Throwback to when someone said ‘a lot of VCs follow you on twitter can you please connect me to someone’.
(This is why I don’t date startup folks 😂)
— harnidh (@chiaseedpuddin) September 15, 2020
Still remember how a friend who was a pr person was on Tinder to network with ppl in the city apparently 🙃😄. I mean Indians have no chill
— khoya khoya chand (@luxtheminstrel) September 15, 2020
5. Rab Ne Bana Di Co-Founders.
A friend found her company's co-founder on Tinder. Capitalizing failed relationships in the right way!
— Aditi Jain (@Aditi_Jain_) September 15, 2020
6. You can also find research guides on Tinder.
literally met this guy on tinder who helped me with absurdism and existentialism for a paper. I got an A grade. https://t.co/HkFAQ9Z4cU
— weeb/ romantic 🦋🌻 (@atinytoast) September 15, 2020
I have scored startup contacts and stories on Tinder and TrulyMadly :p
— Barkha Kumari (@Barkha2803) September 15, 2020
On one hand where dating apps have been used for education and network building, other apps like LinkedIn, LudoKing, YouTube, etc. are being used to find love!
It works the other way round also. Every app where you can interact with a stranger is a dating up in India. Last one I heard of was LudoKing.
— Amal Jose Philip (@AmalJosePhilip) September 15, 2020
I've been unintentionally eavesdropping on a couple for the last few days who carry on their love conversations in the live chat section of a YouTube live cat sleep music channel. They seem to have found a nice cosy place for themselves on the internet.
— TheKomentor (@TheKomentor) September 15, 2020
People on the internet cannot get over how Indians can turn literally every app into a dating app! Here’s how they reacted:
Reaction of all the educational apps. pic.twitter.com/tyua9g93Vc
— Sudesh Kotegar ಸುದೇಶ್ ಕೋಟೆಗಾರ್🇮🇳 (@sudeshkotegar) September 15, 2020
India where people used LinkedIn as Tinder and Tinder as educational app. Ha
— 𝓓𝓮𝓿𝓪𝓷𝓼𝓱𝓾 𝓐𝓻𝔂𝓪 (@Devarya) September 15, 2020
It's all about how you use the application. That guy's sole purpose was never to date anyone I guess.
Maybe he was in search of the person who shares the same dreams, goals, and ambitions as of his!
It's incredible 💯
— Samvardhan Singh (@samvardhansingh) September 15, 2020
Every app is tinder in India. This is the first time went the other way.
— Kara (@whysokara) September 15, 2020
Should try once pic.twitter.com/FuNCfP5kKw
— నికేత్ (@mnk_009) September 15, 2020
Every app is tinder if you're indian enough.
— A human shaped potato (@Vikas_mhjn19) September 15, 2020
Vaasna ki khoj may gyaan ki prapti.
— Husayn (@MrHusayn) September 15, 2020
😂🤣 That’s truly an innovative use of Tinder … as a learning app and helping to create a Study-Group for one of the topmost exams in the country.
— Shubhojit (@shubhojit67) September 16, 2020
Any App can be dating app if u r Indian. Similarly any app can be used for exam prep if you are UPSC aspirant.😂
— Syed Faisal M (@Sfaisalmech) September 16, 2020
Its all about perspective.. Tinder can be used for learning and LinkedIn can be used to flirt and send marriage proposals !!
— moizuddin Ahmed (@moizuddinAhmed9) September 16, 2020
Cut to Unacademy buys Tinder 😬 https://t.co/5bi5b5SgXs
— Brijesh Bharadwaj (@bbharadwaj) September 16, 2020
Dedication of UPSC aspirants is a thing to behold 🤣 https://t.co/yhamBrHodm
— Ram (@SocialChartered) September 16, 2020
Dating Level : Educational (Only in India) 😂 https://t.co/NMak2Tjqk9
— Jen Carter 🏳️🌈 (@sam_carter_30) September 15, 2020
When your heart is in the right place – romantically, professionally, and academically – any app can be put to your advantage!