From Buzzfeed’s list of “17 Made-Up Words all 20-somethings Need to Start Using”
#5.) Tonirl (Toe-Nurl)
Someone who you’d swipe right on Tinder, but wouldn’t waste your time with if you met them in a bar. From the acronym, “Tinder only. Not in real life.”
So, basically all the people on Tinder are Tonirls. Particularly Jason, 30.
-I bet I can make you laugh. Try me. I love to laugh. Well, Jason, you did it. I’m laughing. Oh, you meant WITH you?
-I like having a good fun time but also spending good quality time together. Wild and crazy party days are in the past. That’s good, Jason. That’s really good.
-Family and friends are important. Shutup this is Tinder
-Crossfit is awesome! Should have immediately swiped left here, as I typically do after any and all mentions of Crossfit, particularly involving exclamation points, unless there is a topless profile photo indicating it could be love. Taking photos and photoshop for hobby. Read: “Mom approved.” Love to travel, camping, and the outdoors. He uses an oxford comma. One more strike, buddy, and you’re totally out.
-Was in the army for 7 years. Love my career in IT. Talk nerdy to me.
-Don’t let a small distance scare you. Nope
-No hookups or flings. Dealbreaker
::Swipe right:: dammit.
J: Hello Emma. I usually message right away but was in Indiana with family and knew you would see I was 300 miles away and didn’t want you running for the hills because of distance. I live in Norwalk and work in Sandusky. I am going to be a little bias and tell you I am probably the biggest gentleman on Tinder. I won’t send any inappropriate pics or msgs. I truly want to meet somebody and know how to show and give love to the right person. Let me know if this all sounds good so far. Not the conventional way to open conversation but Tinder is not the conventional way to meet people.
A few things are going on here that led me to absofuckinglutely not respond to this douche. Let’s put aside the bio for now, that’s been addressed. Obviously I did not heed the glaring warning signs there, anyway.
Here’s what Jason said and what it actually means:
I work in Sandusky = I work at Cedar Point. Possibly around greasy food, definitely around greasy people.
I am probably the biggest gentleman on Tinder = I’m a pussy.
I won’t send any inappropriate pics or msgs = I am not the guy for you.
I know how to show and give love to the right person = the right person, so far, has only been my mom.
Tinder is not the conventional way to meet people = I really don’t know how this whole Tindernet works, but I’m ready to lose my virginity so I thought I’d give this a try.