My Week In Tinder

My Week In Tinder
I’m Kate Densen. Listen to me try to learn from my mistakes and figure out what I want from the hellscape that is online dating. Questions? Comments? Stories of your own? Email me at
How I Learned to Stop Worrying (About Turning My Life Into a Romantic Comedy)
Feb 14 • 13 min
Surprise! I’m back for one-night only before I drown my single-ass self in a bottle of wine. (You didn’t really think I’d let Valentine’s Day pass by without doing something, did you?) Consider this special V-Day episode a follow up to last year’s. You…
Fare Thee Well to All That
Dec 11, 2017 • 12 min
I’m Kate Densen, and this is the final episode of My Week In Tinder. You can read the essay this episode contains, “Fare Thee Well to All That,” here. Remember: Everything’s terrible, and that’s okay.
Episode 9
May 10, 2017 • 19 min
My Week In Tinder is back after an unintentional hiatus because life. Since we last spoke, I hit online dating rock bottom (not as fun as it sounds), went on one date, am experiencing some sort of John Cusack in High Fidelity-esque existential crisis, and…
(Not So) Hot Take – Dick Pics
Mar 28, 2017 • 3 min
Here’s a super-short outtake (it’s literally not even four minutes long) from Episode 8 in which Ariel and I discuss an important issue women (and probably some men, too) have to face (both literally and figuratively) on dating apps: unsolicited dick pics.
Episode 8
Mar 26, 2017 • 35 min
My Week In Tinder? More like My Month In Tinder, amirite? There’s a 78% chance it was worth the wait, though, because this episode (the longest yet!) features my very first guest, Ariel. Highlights: the perils of being bisexual on dating apps, when…
Episode 7
Mar 26, 2017 • 17 min
Apparently, some people need clarification that I’m not a sex or relationship expert. I also ponder the difference between a kink and a fetish, share a slew of messages about food (?), as well as two follow up messages, including one that previously…
V-Day Special
Mar 26, 2017 • 22 min
“Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.” – Charlie Kaufman, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I don’t have much else to say about Valentine’s Day, so I present, “A Brief History of Men I May Have Loved…
Episode 6
Mar 26, 2017 • 16 min
Brevity is the soul of wit, so this episode isn’t even 20 minutes long. There’s a new app coming to town and I CAN’T WAIT. What happens when I actually respond to someone who just messages “hi”? Nothing good. Also, an unsolicited critique of my OKCupid…
Episode 5
Mar 26, 2017 • 22 min
Some literary quotes about dating, mansplaining via Bumble (isn’t that app supposed to empower women?), a ghost of Tinder Past, and more in this week’s episode. Questions/comments/stories are welcome:
Episode 4
Mar 26, 2017 • 24 min
In this episode, I talk about how I found out a would-be unicorn is just a horse (or possibly an ass), ponder what the “right” amount of pre-date communication is, reveal what new dating app I’ve joined (yes, there’s another one now), and share some of…