Did The Tinder Swindler Make You Afraid Of Tinder?

If you haven’t watched The Tinder Swindler on Netflix yet, it’s time. You won’t regret it. 

This one-hour-and-fifty-four minute true crime documentary will bring you on a rollercoaster of emotions. I have never felt so much hate toward one person, ever. This man, Simon (or whatever his name is), managed to live a lavish lifestyle and fly in private jets by stealing money from several women. He used one woman’s money to pay for dates with another woman, and then another, etc. Honestly, I’m just wondering how he kept track of his funds. The one big question that I had throughout this entire documentary was - “how the hell could these women not have seen through his lies earlier?” If a guy I just started dating asked me for tens of thousands of dollars because he was being chased by his “enemies,” I would immediately break up with him. If that’s not the biggest red flag ever then I don’t know what is! The ending of this documentary had me jumping out of my seat and screaming at the TV. Go watch it, you’ll see what I mean. No spoilers here. 

I may be the only one who does this, IDK, but I always do deep dives into men if I’m going out with them. Google? Facebook? Instagram? Linkedin? You name it, I checked it. 

Tinder is a game changer, with data showing that 15-20% of profiles are fake (this is data from all dating apps, not just Tinder). Kinda scared to ever revisit those apps. Thanks Tinder Swindler. Thoughts?