For the past four years, Alita Brydon has spent about 1,460 hours swiping through Tinder in a quest to find Mr Right.
The self-confessed dating app addict, from Melbourne, said she would set aside at least an hour a day to flick through thousands of profiles of men.
Sharing her story with News Corp, the writer opened up about her addiction – and how she finally escaped the ‘Tinder trap’ after years of ‘disappointment and blurry selfies’.
For the past four years, Alita Brydon (pictured) has spent about 1,460 hours swiping through Tinder in a quest to find Mr Right
Spending hours looking at profiles after profiles, she would make a ‘split second judgement on whether someone would make a good husband’ based on a photo.
‘The names and faces blurred – I found myself going on dates and frantically speed reading through my messages to refresh my memory as to exactly which “Matt” I was meeting,’ she said.
As well as burning her time on Tinder, Ms Brydon said she was also spending money on the dating app where she was paying for a Gold membership.
‘What if a match with Mr Right is only $3 away? It’s like having a pokie machine in your phone, just one more hit and you might win the romantic jackpot. Surely, love is worth an extra three bucks! I was getting deeper and deeper into the Tinder trap,’ she said.
But just a few weeks ago, the single woman decided to delete her account for good.
‘All of the excitement had been sucked out of dating and in a moment of frustration I deleted Tinder. Now I’ve broken up with dating apps,’ she said.
Despite not meeting anyone, Ms Brydon said she was still determined to meet her perfect match in the real world.
The self-confessed dating app addict, from Melbourne, said she would set aside at least an hour a day to flick through thousands of profiles of men
But just a few weeks ago, the single woman decided to delete her account for good
And it isn’t the first time she has spoken out about Tinder. Earlier this year, Ms Brydon revealed she received more than 500 matches from men in one hour after posing as a carton of eggs on her profile.
‘Let’s see how many men will swipe right on an egg with a woman’s face in 24 hours. Get cracking fellas,’ her description read.
But her thrill was short-lived after she woke up the following morning to find her account had been shut down overnight.
Alita Brydon received more than 500 Tinder matches from men in one hour after posing as a carton of eggs (pictured), but had her account blocked within hours
Ms Brydon said she had no option but to return to her persona as a real woman.
‘Whether it was an irritable vegan, a hipster with an egg intolerance or someone who simply prefers avocado toast — my egg Tinder profile had been reported and banned,’ Ms Brydon told news.com.au at the time.
‘Now my dreams have been fried, I will try and make a comeback to Tinder by starting a new profile, with pictures of myself as an “ordinary woman”.
‘I may have a great smile, a sense of humour and a body with limbs but I will forever know in my heart what men are really looking for. An egg.’