I learn about gentrification on a date. I was just curious to see how it worked and how men initiate conversations with other men. Before hitting that x in the corner, I smile for all the priceless lessons, the camaraderie built on brunch stories, the queer glow-up, and the love to be found outside of the Tinder stratosphere.
He looked like a dream and only talked about banging this exotic chick me in various cities around Europe.
In fact they looked like they belonged there. By the time I got the fourth one, all my squeamishness had left the room, or rather, the train. But this guy was making sure I left all those preconceptions behind.
He wanted to come over for butter chicken, so I did the tiring job of grocery shopping in German and cooked a big meal. Watch profiles. Tinder does remain Number One app for straight people. Every angel is terrible.
My perception was that people from cold countries take longer to warm up. In fact, it was no different than meeting someone at a bar and taking them home for a one-night stand. Chat with her?