Tinder Translator is your hilarious and empowering feminist companion to the world of online dating apps, the patriarchy and self-love from Aileen Barratt of @TinderTranslators.
Ten years after the introduction of Tinder, dating apps have changed the terrain of human interaction and healthy relationships, but many feel like they’ve been sent into the wilderness without a guide. For those dating cis-het men especially, the blatant misogyny encountered during every swipe session is depressing and enraging in equal measure. And then there is the not-so-blatant stuff. Scrolling through profile after profile, you’ll see the same stock phrases: Good vibes only. Must have banter. Just ask. But what do they actually mean?
Through her Instagram account, Aileen has heard from thousands of people on their dating experiences, in addition to her own years spent on dating apps. This dictionary of douchebaggery is part reference, part rant and part rallying cry for anyone navigating the sometimes gross and exhausting experience of dating, but also just for everyone who is sick of the patriarchy, whatever their relationship status. A fun small hardback, Tinder Translator is the perfect gift for friends (or for yourself) – whether they're dating or not. It will make you laugh, sigh, think, and leave you feeling empowered and resilient.
About the Author
Aileen Barratt is a writer, commentator and the creator of the @tindertranslators Instagram account. Based in Manchester, UK, she's been deploying her trademark caustic wit and succinct insight in the form of blogs, articles and plays for the past five years. On Instagram, Aileen has carved out a space to write about dating, relationships and the patriarchy in an accessible, comedic format that is proving exponentially popular with her growing following.