Online dating can be a sticky and confusing subject, one full of ups, downs, and embarrassing stories.
Kirra Cheers, a photographer from Brooklyn, recently set out to document her trials and tribulations using Tinder, a wildly popular app that allows users to approve or deny potential mates based on a small number of pictures and a short bio.
If two users approve each other, they can chat and potentially meet up. While the app certainly makes it easy to meet new people, the lack of substantial information on the other person makes for some interesting first dates.
Cheers went on 17 Tinder dates over the course of two months, and photographed many of them. The resulting series shows what it's like to navigate modern dating, on both a personal and universal level. "I wanted to document my own experience so that people can compare it to their own," she tells Business Insider.
Cheers originally began the project for a group show she was curating about modern romance. "I wanted my take on the theme to have more of a personal approach, putting myself into the project and documenting my experience with online dating," she tells Feature Shoot.
Cheers told all of her potential beaus about the project and asked to photograph them during the dates. Initially, she asked before meeting, but found that she had much higher chances of her dates agreeing in person.
Cheers tells Business Insider that "the use of flash is aggressive and revealing. I think it works well within the gritty New York landscape and defines my style as a photographer."
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