Every friend I had was on the online scene looking for love and I was tempted to indulge myself in there too. On play store, I typed dating, many applications came up but on checking most of their reviews I couldn’t download them until I found Tinder – Find friends, dates, relationships and everything in between. The first review read “tinder is fun and easy to use. I’ve matched and talked to several nice girls on here…” that drew me in and the next Second I found myself installing the application.

“This will be fun” I told myself.

It wasn’t so hard since it only required a Facebook account for one to sign up. I created one and few minutes later I was uploading photos being choosy considering in that world people will first judge you by your photos, then words before they meet you if ever that happens.

cropped-onlinedatingAbout me Journalism Student. Looking for a man who can maintain a great conversation. Once in his life a man is entitled to fall in love with a black, short haired, honest, biker, pizza lover and fun girl. If you are as good as the man you think find me. I didn’t realize I could write so much about myself. Now that my profile was out there, off I was to find that man.

The first guy was ‘K.22yrs’ – I’m shy but a professional singer in the bathroom seeking a duet partner. Two photos, one his and the other of a BMW i8. Am sure that draws in ladies but I swiped left I still don’t know why but maybe I was still learning my way around.

Next was ‘Y.26yrs’ – no about, no photos, automatic left swipe

Then came ‘J.33yrs’ – From Rwanda, in between Rwanda and Nairobi occasionally Kampala. Am straight forward and honest. Looking for fun, new experiences and we’ll see where things will go. That was intriguing and I wanted to know more about this J, on the right I went.

‘C.25yrs’ followed. – Hi! Can we discuss life? Grad student (philosophy) I lift and do yoga, running is alright. I also read a lot. Marine officer. I liked him.

“you have been super liked, keep going to see by who.” A notification read. Anticipation grew. So, I can be ‘more than liked’ I can’t wait to see by whom.

I kept swiping left and right without following all the considerations and qualifications I was checking before until I found a blue star. It was ‘I.22yrs’ – hobbyist photographer, love shooting. You are here am here let’s take the risk and know each other who knows so much can happen but first, swipe right. And I did oh not for the words mostly but because he looked good.

Following him was ‘S.25yrs’ – find out. Three photos. One of him on a a race course with a bike I presumed was his since the next was him with casual clothes but with a helmet, the main photo was with him cooking.

“Jackpot” an inner voice told me so I swiped right.

‘P.31yrs’ was next. Looking for good friends, hangouts and fun. While still looking at his photos a message came in. It was from ‘S.25yrs’.

“Is your **** free tonight? I wanna rampage it. Tie and choke you, spa… (untyped words)”

I dropped my phone in shock, disgust and horror. That sounded like a terrorist or serial killer detailing what he will do to his next victim. I really should have researched about online daters before starting my account. is a place I recommend for anyone who wants to start out.

Now I don’t have a phone and might have lost a shot at knowing my future husband 😦

P.SI.25yrs’ if you ever come across this it’s me, the girl you were entitled to fall madly in love with. I just had a bad time on my first day of knowing you and i cant remember my password since I used fake account to have to know you and am sorry for that. When you find me it will be a great story for our first date, until then quit tinder and look for me am gonna be waiting for you.

      – Kacela


Author: Lopode Peris

Lopode is young writer. Welcome to her world. ENJOY!!!


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