A woman named Kaitlin is a big fan of Tinder.
So when she met a fellow Tinder user in 2016, she figured it would be fun to make a new profile to be friends with him.
“I’m kind of obsessed with people on the app,” Kaitlyn says.
“But I wanted to be like, ‘Oh, what’s the coolest thing about you?
I want to be your friend.'”
Kaitlynn created an account, and within two weeks she was chatting with her friend in person, posting videos of their travels and sharing their interests.
After they got to know each other better, Kaitlen found herself feeling like a true friend.
“My whole goal was to just hang out and hang out with someone I didn’t know,” she says.
The two became good friends and Kaitlins friends, and they continued to make regular trips to meet up.
Eventually, they were going out on dates, and Kailen says she was so drawn to Kaitlan’s sense of humor and her interest in technology that she decided to write a profile on the site.
Tinder made friends with Kaitin, too, and now they’re in the process of starting a Tinder Dating Program.
Tinder has a list of 20 profiles, and people can add as many as they like.
“Tinder is like, like, we have to have a few profiles for the program, so I added the [Kaitlyn] profile,” Kailin says.
They’ve met on the program and are currently dating.
“It’s really cool,” Kale says.
Kaitllyn, meanwhile, has a new Tinder profile to add to her list.
“She’s like, I want [my new profile] to be my friend.
So I added her profile,” she tells New Scientist.
“And then it was like, oh, you guys know, she’s the best friend I’ve ever had.”
Kaitlnys profile is now the third most popular one on Tinder, but Kailyn says the most important part of the experience for her was being able to connect with other Tinder users and making new friends.
“That was the most fun thing I’ve done in my entire life,” she admits.