Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

This amputee has the best Tinder profile ever

4324F6D800000578-4779786-image-a-42_1502399536043.jpg

People respond to trauma in all sorts of different ways – often with (completely understandable) grief and depression. But a 21-year-old San Diego resident Lauren, who lost her arm in a moped accident last year, has responded in her own way – using her great sense of humour. 

Take her Tinder bio, for example.

Lauren told Buzzfeed News that she was “pretty drunk” when she wrote it.

“I don’t remember typing it up really,” she said. "I just woke up to someone DM'ing me a Reddit post asking if it was me, and I was like damn, I guess it is."

And people really, REALLY liked it.

 

 

 

Lady

It’s not the only time Lauren’s used humour to talk about living with one arm, either, regularly using her Twitter account to poke fun of herself.

“At first, I wasn’t okay with the jokes,” she explained. “But when I started telling the jokes, it helped.”

"I have never really hid it. People don’t see that very often, so a lot of people DM me to tell me it’s really helpful to them, people who are also missing limbs or are disabled."

Lauren’s also raising funds for a prosthetic arm on her GoFundMe page, where she describes the impact of the moped accident that resulted in the amputation last year.

“As most of you know I lost my arm exactly a year ago, and around that time I also created this campaign for a prosthetic,” she writes. “For some background for people who know nothing about me or my injury, my name is Lauren and I lost my arm up to my shoulder June 29th 2016 in a moped accident.”

“I created this because of how incredibly expensive bionic arms are, especially if you don't have very good health insurance.”

“I’m not ashamed of my injury and i've always embraced it but I'd like to have an arm back, any arm. I know the goal is a lot but I'm young and have time, so any amount donated is extremely helpful and means a lot to me. I love you all and appreciate every dollar and share this may receive.”

Related

500-days-of-summer-500-days-of-summer-11124678-2303-1535.jpg

These four signs prove you're in the wrong relationship

170807_gma_holmes2_822_16x9_992.jpg

That running-joke Tinder couple have finally gone on their first date

BabyDriver-firstdate.jpg

The five biggest turn-offs that ruin a date, according to singles

OXX__ANSEL_ELGORT_sas72302.jpg

'Baby Driver' proves it - it's time we brought back the iPod

lagerbeer (1).png

This Aussie man checked in a single can of lager at the airport

premiertinder.jpg

Manchester United swipe right on Tinder shirt sponsorship deal

tiger.jpg

Tinder is trying to cut out one of its users' most annoying habits

More

Sir Bruce Forsyth has died aged 89

The legendary presenter has died aged 89

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

The biggest stereotype about men and sex is actually a load of rubbish

We've been wrong this whole time

by Gary Ogden
18 Aug 2017

Discover the words that became cool in the year you were born

Were you born in the year of booty calls or cybersex?

by Emily Reynolds
18 Aug 2017

This German town came up with a genius way of humiliating neo-Nazis

Is this the best possible way to deal with them?

by Alex Finnis
18 Aug 2017

Donald Trump’s lawyer: possibly not racist, definitely not intelligent

Oldest trick in the book

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

The 10 worst cities in the world to live in 2017

To put your first-world problems into perspective

17 Aug 2017

We have some very, very good news about cheese

Cheese lovers, it's our time to shine

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Jurors refuse to work on Martin Shkreli's trial for the best reasons

He is *not* a popular man

by Emily Reynolds
17 Aug 2017

Apparently millennials hate boobs now - but what do we like instead?

These god damn millennials, eh

by Gary Ogden
17 Aug 2017

All the times Donald Trump has failed to condemn far-right extremists

This has gone on for some time

by Tom Victor
16 Aug 2017