Fall is in full swing, which means it's officially no longer way too early to start planning the over-the-top costume you'll wear for all the Halloween parties you'll go to, wrap up in cozy sweater as you grip a pumpkin spiced latte with both palms on your way to class, buy pumpkin-scented Yankee candles for your bedroom. I decided to transition into the new season by upping my Tinder game. But, instead of the overused "Where are you from?" and "So, what do you do for fun?" in true Halloween spirit, I sent my Tinder matches Twilight quotes. (You know, vampires, werewolves, long-haired red-eyed Michael Sheen — scary!)
Those pale, incredibly gorgeous bloodsuckers were on everyone's mind for a while there, myself included. I had never been that enchanted by any book up until then. When my family went to sleep, I'd use my sh*tty Nokia screen light (not even a flashlight, which it didn't have) to see the words and then I read and re-read the stories over and over again. I was #TeamEdward at first. When New Moon came out, I briefly switched to #TeamJacob, only to return to #TeamEdward by the end of the second film. My best friends and I literally screamed in the movie theater when Edward proposed. Suffice it to say, I was so excited for this little experiment.
Considering the dizzying love confessions and strangers don't usually match very well, I expected everyone to get spooked and unmatch me almost right away. But, to my surprise, that didn't (always) happen.