By Carrie Sanders
I just recently was out for drinks with an old friend that was known as quite the Lothario 10 years ago in his single days. When talk turned to the modern dating world he turned a bit wistful. “I wish tinder had been invented back then” he sighed, “it just all seems so….efficient.”
Yes, old friend, it can be a wildly efficient way to filter out the undesirables from the pool of potentials. Love it or hate it, it’s a quick yes or no based on your initial reaction to an image. You like? No like? Swipe accordingly.
In the tarot the combination of cards for a tight tinder game is the 2 of Coins and Ace of Swords. The 2 of Coins imagery is a young man happily juggling two coins in a casual and lighthearted way. In the distance there are ships on rough seas that represent unknown opportunities on the horizon. This is a card of managing several propositions at once. It’s skillful manipulation and constant change. This guy is happily keeping his balls in the air, so to speak.
The Ace of Swords is a card of will and swift decision making. Nothing is left to chance. It’s definitive at the most binary level- you are in or you are out. No bullshit, no hand wringing, no second guessing. You probably haven’t paid extra for the service to go back and review the people you already swiped. It’s all about mental power, strength and being in the present.