Fandango’s Flashback Friday — October 7th

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 7th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.


This was originally posted on October 7, 2019

The Tinder Trap

“I’m looking for someone who has the same zest for life as I do. Someone who cares as much about the environment as I do. I love to travel and I’m a very adventurous soul.”

Chad saw Natalie’s’s picture and read her Tinder profile and wondered if this stunning young woman could be the elusive love of his life. He decided to swipe right and to compose his response.

“I’m seeking a life partner who shares my interests and priorities,” Chad wrote. “I want a woman who appreciates my beliefs, my politics, and my perspectives. I need a woman like you, whose physical attributes, strong libido, and insatiable sex drive can match my own. You’ll love the environment in my bedroom, where I can be extraordinarily adventurous. I also desire a woman who can keep a clean home and cook wonderful meals. I am so looking forward, Natalie, to getting to know you much better and much more intimately.”

Natalie read Chad’s response, which caused her such a blush that her whole face turned florid. She immediately swiped left.


Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (zest), The Daily Spur (environment), Daily Addictions (read), Ragtag Daily Prompt (elusive), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (partner), and Your Daily Word Prompt (florid).

[For what it’s worth, I’ve never used Tinder and I’m not even sure this is how it works, but this is what I imagine it might be like.]

22 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — October 7th

  1. Mister Bump UK October 7, 2022 / 6:17 am

    I was lucky I m,issed all this web dating. But it seems all the angst just moved from irl to online.

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  2. Ron. October 7, 2022 / 6:22 am

    A free-write Stream Of Consciousness writing, originally prose, originally composed in 2006 during participation in a writing group held at the St Johnsbury (VT) Atheneum, which had an antique display for inspiration:

    Display

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  3. Marleen October 7, 2022 / 11:46 am

    I can’t imagine any real worth in using dating apps. On the other hand, my ex sister-in-law — still not with an app —seems to be satisfied with what a technological dating service did for her. I don’t know if e-harmony still exists. After she finally got out of her marriage (it ain’t easy in Missouri), she remarried and moved to the outskirts of St. Louis (rather than the suburbs or, before that, the central west end, and before that… New Orleans).

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong October 7, 2022 / 8:27 pm

    Considering how long we’ve been married, I should imagine either of us actually has any idea how or if it works.

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  5. Nope, Not Pam October 8, 2022 / 2:35 am

    Chad’s an a**hole

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  6. leigha66 October 13, 2022 / 6:32 pm

    I have never been on dating sites, but I have heard Tinder is much more “hook up” oriented than a future partner.

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