When it comes to using Tinder, going on an actual date is optional.
Instead of swiping in hopes of finding true love, Boston Daily writer Susan Zalkind put the dating app to an unconventional use and attempted to find a man to shovel her car out of the snow.
During Boston's deluge of snow this winter, Zalkind came down with the flu and reportedly feared actually losing her car under all that snow.
So, she turned to Tinder, updating her profile to read,
Looking for someone to shovel out my car. Nothing complicated, no strings attached, just please shovel out my car.
Lo and behold, she actually got answers and a total of 35 matches.
The first person to help out Zalkind was an anonymous 38-year-old man whom she bought a coffee and a scone.
She says he was just happy to be hanging out with a woman the day before Valentine's.
After that, however, Zalkind had a bit more trouble finding someone. Eventually, she reeled in a 29-year-old IT specialist who turned out to have an open relationship with his wife.
Needless to say, finding handymen on Tinder isn't for everyone. But for Zalkind, it made a great story.
Citations: Tinder, But for Getting Strangers to Shovel Out Your Car (Boston Magazine)