Tinder has come a long way from when it started back in 2012. It no longer seems to be a social taboo, but rather a social staple. If you’re single, chances of you having a tinder are probably very high. Likely 99% or more, let’s be honest here. Though people often tiptoe around the topic and still seem a bit embarrassed to admit they use it, it has definitely become a defining part of our generation and has changed the dating game big time!
I’ve had Tinder for a lonnnng time now but nowadays, I mainly reserve my tindering for when I am traveling solo. To be honest, it’s a great way to meet locals who know places you probably wouldnt’ve visited on your own.
So what does this have to do with anything? Well, as I’d mentioned in another post, when I went to Scotland I met an Australian guy named Nick through Tinder who was living and working in Edinburgh. We kept in touch and he spontaneously asked if I wanted to meet up with him in Madrid one weekend. Like a lot of the decisions in my life, I impulsively agreed, and next thing you know we were in Madrid together. haha…..
Funny how that happens, isn’t it? I genuinely though I was just gonna enjoy a drink or two to avoid being lonely on my last night in Scotland. Never did I think that I would talk to him again, but he asked for my contact info and we kept in touch. So off to Madrid we went!
And it was a short but weekend well spent. It was hist first time in Madrid, so we did a lot of the typical touristy stuff- Plaza Mayor, Parque del Retiro, Sol, el rastro market on Sunday and so on.
I even convinced him to try churros con chocolate and Mexican food for the first time. Obviously I was dying to have tacos from Takos al Pastor so I made a beeline for them as soon as I could. He was a big fan of the food! I can’t say he loved the micheladas as much (beer cocktail with lime juice, hot sauce, tomato juice, etc.- so basically a Mexican bloody mary), but hey they can be a difficult sell!
Since it was a non holiday weekend, we had just two days in Madrid. So just like that it was over, and we were off to our respective homes. Honestly, strange but great weekend. I guess the lesson to be learned is to give tinder a chance if you haven’t already? haha….. this is not-sponsored, but I should probably be getting paid for this 😉 But in all seriousness, sometimes you just have to go with the flow because I’ve learned more and more that great things can happen!