Single in the Springs took you for a deep dive inside the digital dating scene in Colorado Springs. Tinder remains a popular app in the Pikes Peak region. Here’s a tongue-in-cheek peek into some common local Tinder profiles. Sure, I’m stereotyping—but am I right or what?
The Military Man
He’s at Fort Carson, Schriever Air Force Base or the Air Force Academy and typically “just got stationed here and want to find a girl to show me around.” Loves breweries and hiking (shocker), and has at least one shirtless photo doing a Spartan Race or similar mud run.
The Young Professional
This guy lives by the motto “Work hard; play hard,” and his photos are a mix of him in a dress suit at the office, selfies at the gym, and candids getting trashed at the Mansion or Cowboys. He most likely says he’s “not looking for something serious” and “wants a swolemate.”
The Outdoor Bro
His photos are all rock climbing, skiing, fishing, ultrarunning or climbing a 14er. His profile states “Epic” or “Icon” in reference to his winter pass, and it’s a good guess that the Outdoor Bro wants a “down-to-earth woman.”
The Mountain Woman
The super outdoorsy chick has tons of pictures backpacking, rock climbing, fly fishing and mountain biking. She says she’s “looking for adventure,” and not the kind for the faint of heart. When she wants to take you camping, grab your gear—there’s no glamping here.
The Instagram “Model”
She has a ton of selfies, all heavily retouched or edited. Her profile is fully hashtagged with the likes of #blessed and #nofilter, and she claims she’s not like other women. Her bio tends to use big words or some sort of Star Wars quote because she’s “such a nerd.” She likes to drop her Insta handle so she can gain followers.
The Basic Girl
Fair or not, she blends in to the societal derogative #basic. She’s not looking for “hookups, liars, cheaters or drama,” and she’s ready to settle down. She loves hiking and wine and has a picture at the top of the Incline because, duh, it’s Colorado Springs.