Online dating was supposed to make life easier, to help us bypass cheesy chat-up lines and avoid those awkward getting-to-know-you chats. But thanks to Tinder, the world's favourite dating app, you can now be horrified by lewd come-ons, cringe at incompetent smalltalk and wonder at what some people think passes for 'banter' in the comfort of your own home! Isn't technology great? Featuring some of the most awkward, embarrassing and outright insane Tinder conversations ever committed to smartphone, this is an essential - and entertaining - guide to how NOT to use Tinder.
Tom Phillips is UK Editorial Director of BuzzFeed, the social news and entertainment company. He has previously been a comedian, an MP's researcher, and one of those people who comes up with ideas for television shows. He lives in east London, and is single. So lonely. So very lonely.