When it comes to travelling, Google isn’t the only essential app; Tinder can be, too. Think of it this way: Google is Hilary Duff in Lizzie McGuire, while Tinder is Emma Roberts in Wild Child. Google will take you to the touristy places, and Tinder might just guide you to the right people.
It all started when I went on a solo trip to Hawaii. A friend told me to download the app and go on all these crazy adventures with strangers. “Go find a cute boy to MOMOL with on the beach,” she said. I never did it because I was too scared. Fast forward to two years later, I am on a solo trip in Taipei and on a Tinder spree.
I was swiping right to all these strangers and asking them for tips on to where to go. I felt like I was on an episode of The Bachelorette except I wasn’t choosing my next boyfriend; just people who could take me around the city. I ended up with six dates and agreed to see all of them in one day. Hey, given my limited time in Taipei, I had to be economical.