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Phillies C Wil Nieves is on Tinder and looking to ‘have a good time’

Wil Nieves Tinder

I hate to put a guy on blast when he’s just looking for some love, but this was too good to pass up.

Our friend Elika Sadeghi tweeted a screenshot of a Tinder profile she says she came across on Tuesday night, and it happened to belong to none other than Philadelphia Phillies catcher Wil Nieves.

Elika is based in Southern California, and the Phillies are in LA for a 4-game series Monday-Thursday, so Nieves showing up within Elika’s GPS range definitely makes sense. And it looks like Wil was on the dating/hookup app shortly after Tuesday’s 3-2 win.

It looks like Wil has four pictures on his profile, did not lie about his age (he’s 36) and that he is showing his family side by sharing a picture of him with one of his children.

In his about section, he advertises that he is Puerto Rican (just like he does on his Twitter profile) and says that he is “Just looking for friends and have a good time,” which is code for looking for hookups.

I’m not so sure how smart of a strategy it is to advertise you’re just here for “a good time,” but maybe it works for Wil. I would advise against it, but that’s just me.

This whole thing is pretty amusing. I mean when you think about an app like Tinder, you figure it’s mostly just average folks using it. You don’t expect to see famous or moderately famous people on it, but hey, if you’re always on the road and looking for hookups, it’s a tough app to beat.

Also see: Tinder app was ‘next level’ in Olympic Village

Tinder dating app rules: do’s and don’ts

Tinder profile

I was hanging out with of my recently single buddies when he introduced me to a relatively new, totally awesome dating app. The app — Tinder — was first available on the iPhone and recently became available for Androids. It’s fun, it’s cool, it requires very little effort, and … it may lead you to some fun new people.

One of the best parts about Tinder is how simple it is. Once you download the app, you log in via your Facebook account and the two synchronize to create your Tinder profile. The Tinder app downloads all the pictures you have uploaded to your Facebook account and allows you to choose five photos for your profile. Tinder also ingests your “about” section from Facebook, but you can edit that in Tinder and customize it to your liking. The other thing Tinder does is use the birthday you have in your Facebook account to display your age, so make sure that’s set correctly, otherwise you’ll be stuck with the wrong age on your Tinder profile.

Once you’ve got your profile squared away, getting used to the app is easy. You go into settings and choose an age range for profiles you want to display. You can also narrow the radius of profiles you want to see from 1-100 miles away from your current location (it works based on GPS). Once you’ve done that, profiles start appearing and you can “like” or “pass” on each one similar to “Hot or Not.” If two people happen to like each other, then you get a match and the ability to chat on the app’s instant message system. Once you’ve chatted a bit and feel comfortable with each other, I recommend swapping phone numbers because the message system is wonky and sometimes unreliable.

So if you’re thinking about trying out Tinder or looking for some Tinder tips, here are some recoemmended do’s and don’ts for users.

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