Tinder is not for the faint of heart or the elderly, except in the case of one Redditor's grandma.
In a post to /r/TIFU ("Today, I F*cked Up"), user Ridin_the_GravyTrain shared the story of how he accidentally helped his grandmother take over the dating app normally reserved for casual hookups and horror stories.
During a casual lunch, the 19-year-old took out his phone to check for potential Tinder matches.
As (potentially) a karmic response to his lack of mealtime etiquette, Ridin_the_GravyTrain's grandmother leaned over to ask what he was doing.
Trapped and not keen to explain f*ck buddies to his grandma, Ridin_the_GravyTrain explained Tinder is an app to meet friends.
The elderly woman, who is smartphone-savvy, now has her own Tinder profile.
She's spent hours since that fateful lunch searching for women ages 46 to over 55 in hopes of finding new members for an all-female curling team.
This is a story about technology and accidental lesbianism.
Being the good grandson that I am, I took my grandma out for lunch at Tim Hortons. As we sat down and ate I whipped out my phone and checked my Tinder messages. My grandma saw and asked what Tinder was. I was afraid to tell her it was a dating app because that shit's weird to discuss with your grandmother. I told her it was an app to meet new friends for coffee. She seemed receptive to the idea... My mom bought grandma an iPhone for Christmas and she had recently discovered Facebook. So she downloaded Tinder and set her preferences to female, ages 46-55+ and began 'swiping right' on women who she thought might be interested in joining her ladies' curling league. She has been married for 42 years. I'm going to check up on her tomorrow and see how many lesbians took an interest in my grandma.
Citations: TIFU by introducing my grandma to Tinder (Reddit)