One TikToker says a friend of hers noticed women using a quote on their Hinge profiles that could indicate a shift in dating culture. The quote conveys that women seek a partner who is chivalrous and willing to put in a relationship.
User @its_just_lyd posted a TikTok showing the popular prompt and response, which reads, “The way to win me over is… ‘Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it’, ‘I’ve got us for tomorrow night Reserved ready at 7,’ ‘Let me do the door for you.'”
She says in her TikTok, which had over 91,000 views as of Thursday, that the widespread use of the prompt means “situations are out, lack of effort is out, cancellations aren’t happening.”
“We’ve all just decided to raise ourselves to a higher standard,” says @its_just_lyd on her TikTok. “I think that the net impact [of TikTok] People who find solidarity and responsibility not to settle for less.”
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In a TikTok message to the Daily Dot, @its_just_lyd says the popular prompt reply came from Gab’s (@gabcunningham89) viral TikTok on how she set up her Hinge profile. Gab says she uses the prompt because it “instantly tells these men what I’m looking for.”
“I’m looking for a man to get shit done, book us dinner and open doors for me,” Gab says on her TikTok, which had over 104,000 views as of Thursday.
User @its_just_lyd told the Daily Dot that while she didn’t use Gab’s response to her Hinge prompts, she added “I’m looking for creative dates” to her profile – and found it successful.
Commenters on @its_just_lyd’s video said they’re glad that TikTok videos like Gab’s have helped reevaluate the standards for dating apps.
“This gives me happy union vibes like unionizing for dating,” commented @itscalebf. “Better dating conditions, safe dating environments, borders, etc.”
“I think we’ve all had a chance to realize our worth and no longer accept crumbs,” wrote @dreamaria123. “I’m glad to see it.”
“Some of us never had an older sister or person to help guide us. We figured it all out on our own,” commented @emmalehs. “TikTok brings girls together more.”
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*Initial publication: May 26, 2022 at 5:28 pm CDT
Tricia Crimmins is the IRL Editor at the Daily Dot. She is also a New York-based comedian studying at Columbia Journalism School. She has previously written for Mashable, Complex Networks and Moment magazine. She can be found on Twitter at @TriciaCrimmins.
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