If you’ve ever had to come up with a clever bio on Tinder, then you know what a headache it can be. But, really, you should just forget about it. You’ll never manage to come up with a wittier bio than one 20-year-old from San Diego who is missing an arm.
You see, Lauren just joined Tinder but her profile account soon went viral. This is because rather than avoiding it, Lauren decided to address the elephant in the room. So, in her bio, Lauren mentions the fact that she only has one arm.
Lauren lost her arm in an accident about a year ago. “II [sic] was going pretty fast on a moped and lost control of it, and I hit the median in the road,” Lauren explained. “I flew off and hit a sign and it sliced my arm off.”
Lauren was in a lot of pain. She says how she was “conscious the whole time” of the accident. The girl believes it was thanks to the cops who helped her that she is alive today. “I remember I asked the cop, 'Hey, am I gonna die?' and he said, 'No, you'll be fine.’”
Now, some people could use this experience as an excuse to grow bitter or angrier at the world. But not this woman. And with her bio and her tweets, she’s proving that laughter really is the best medicine.
For starters, she’s using her humor to get rid of nosy kids. She tweeted: “I was in the ocean and this lil kids like 'what happened to ur arm' and iI told him it was a shark and he ran out and has yet to get back in.” Classic.
Her humor shows that she’s not hiding the fact that she has one arm and in doing so, she’s helping others come to terms with situations similar to Lauren’s. “I have never really hid it," she confessed. "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."
So when it came to creating her Tinder account, Lauren didn’t hold back. The best part is, she says she was drunk when she wrote it. “I wrote this bio blacked out and woke up to it posted everywhere,” Lauren tweeted.