Are you a Tinder user? Do you shout about it from the rooftops or talk about it in hushed tones?
For those of you who like me until recently had never heard of it, Tinder is a mobile phone application for meeting/hooking up with other people. It works with GPS, so depending on how far you spread your net, the more people show up on your phone.
It’s linked to Facebook, so you also get to see if your mates are on it, or at the very least if the person you’re peaking at shares any friends in common. And what with Seville being rather like a large village, there are about 2 degrees of separation instead of six.
Then there’s the whole swiping thing. I still haven’t mastered it and recently accidently ‘superliked’ someone who goes to my meditation group, which will challenge any semblance of ‘being in the present moment’ next time I see him.
But anyway, all that aside, it’s good to have some tactical suggestions up your sleeve for those times that you’ve progressed from messaging, to WhatsApp, to actually meeting in the flesh.
I am by no means an expert, but first choice is to meet in a public place, but obviousness aside this is where it gets a bit trickier.
Meet someone in the Alameda and your ‘date’ will lose any possible sense of anonymity as one or both of you will be greeted by a succession of familiar faces shooting knowing looks. Not cool.
A good choice is to meet inside a bar. Seville being Seville, unless it’s peeing down with rain, most bars remain practically empty while everyone else is gassing away on the street.
So go for somewhere with a bit of atmosphere at least, as tumbleweed flying past as nervous voices echo across an empty space can leave one feeling a tad uncomfortable.
So here are my top five best Tinder date locations:
1. La Jeronima