Social media has allowed millions of millennials to connect with ease, develop relationships, and be more confident about themselves. People are now going as far as looking for their true loves on social media, 'shooting their shot' at people they're attracted to. But sometimes shooting your shot can go horribly wrong - if the person is not attracted to you.
When you shoot your shot and miss:
But you don't have to worry about that anymore, because Timi Ajiboye (of Bitkoin.Africa and other awesome products) and his team have come up with an ingenious idea to make social media connections even easier. Twinder, a Twitter bot, was launched about a day ago, to help hopefuls match with their Twitter crushes - basically Tinder for Twitter.
How does this work? All a user needs to do is follow the bot on Twitter, and if you like someone, send a DM to the bot with the handle of this person. If your crush in turn sends a DM with your handle, the bot will then let you both know that you like each other. Then you match and hopefully find happily ever after.
But note, you can only send one name every 24 hours. And your privacy is assured. Twinder will never reveal the details about your 'shot'.
We will never reveal anybody's shots. It's between you, your target (if they ever DM your name back) and us! Forever!— Twinder (@twinderbot) January 9, 2018
It's only been 24 hours, but Twinder creator, Timi Ajiboye, had this to say about the messages the bot had received so far:
"A lot of the shots and DMs are not reciprocated."
So it raises the question: does the person you like, like you? Again though, it's just early days. It is possible that future iterations of the product will make it easier for a person to know you like them, so you don't go in blind. Twinder is currently only available for Twitter.