Worst pre-Hinge date?
Prior to using Hinge, I’d been using OkCupid and Tinder. And while there’s absolutely nothing wrong with OkC or Tinder, I will say that the overall quality of “eligible bachelors” on these applications has been questionable.
One of my Tinder dates looked perfectly normal. Tall, muscular, well-spoken, and hot (like, really hot). But within the first three minutes of the date, I found out he’d been to jail three times, had over 20 felonies, a serious former meth habit and had done some dubious things to support that habit. I feel guilty saying this because he seemed like a pretty nice guy who happened to have a sordid past, but WTF. That was possibly the worst way I could ever imagine introducing yourself on a first date.”
What’s the story behind your current role as a social media maven?
I’ve been growing my own brand since I was 14 years old, but never thought it would become my career. As a teenager, I went the predictable route and attended a small college in my hometown of Stockton, but I learned very quickly it just wasn’t for me. But while I was there, I began blogging about my small town adventures and how I longed to leave and go see the world. When a company offered to move me out to San Francisco on my own at 23, I jumped on the opportunity for very little pay, and fell in love with the cultured air of the city and all the metropolitan gifts it had to offer. While there, I tirelessly continued building my personal brand and it finally took off. Now I’m at almost 360,000 Facebook followers, and have just recently returned from a trip to Barcelona. It was frequently an unglamorous journey to get here, but seeing your teenage dreams finally turn into a reality is such a surreal feeling!
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