Want to know what happens when you publicly speak ill of one of the world's most popular dating app? Just take a look at the internet's reaction to Michelle Obama's quote about Tinder. The former First Lady discussed the trials and tribulations of marriage, as well as the popular dating app, on the Sept. 6 episode of The Michelle Obama Podcast with guest Conan O'Brien.
In the episode, Obama and O'Brien were discussing how to go about choosing the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Obama suggested looking at it like picking a basketball team. “We’d have better marriages, if you’re looking at a team, the people you want to win with, then number one, you want everybody on your team to be strong, right? You don’t want any weak links, you don’t want somebody that you can dominate," she explained. “Also, if you’re on a team, you’ve got to be able to do everything —especially in basketball, it’s like, you would never pick somebody that says, ‘I only dribble. I don’t shoot, I don’t defend, I just dribble.'"
So, how do you find this person? Well, here's where things got dicey. “There’s no magic way to make that happen except getting the basics of finding somebody, being honest about wanting to be with them, to date them seriously, to plan on making a commitment, to date them, seeing where it goes, and then making it happen," Obama said, controversially adding: “You can’t Tinder your way into a long-term relationship."
People were not pleased with that Tinder line and, in true 2020 fashion, they immediately took to Twitter to air their grievances.