I’ve come to Tinder late. But I’m always at the tail end of a trend, catching on only when it’s on its way out, or old hat and everyone’s doing it. With Tinder, that dating website that “matches” men and women (or whatever combination of sexes you want), it’s moved into that been-there-done-that space, but not for me. Even Nordic murder mystery writer Jo Nesbo has made the evil protagonist in his new book The Thirst a serial killer targeting the vulnerable on Tinder. This is my story of how I finally caved and became a Tinderite. In late 2006, I read a book called A Round-Heeled Woman by the author Jane Juska. You probably know this (I didn’t); that the term round-heeled refers to a sexually promiscuous woman. Apparently it’s a reference to the similarity between boxers easily knocked out and a slutty woman lying frequently on her back. I don’t get it either. Anyway, Jane was a 66-year-old retired teacher from California who placed this ad in the personals column of The New York Rev...

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