Swipe Left

What does Swipe Left mean?

Say No

When you hear someone say “Swipe Left”, they’re basically saying they disagree with something or outright reject it. This phrase comes from Tinder, a popular dating app that uses a swipe right or left system to show if you’re interested in someone’s profile.

Tinder made its debut in 2012 and quickly became a go-to platform for online dating. They introduced the concept of using swipes to express interest or lack thereof. If two users both swipe right on each other’s profiles, a match is created, and they’re both alerted about the mutual interest.

However, if a user swipes left on someone’s profile, they’re essentially telling Tinder they’re not interested in that person. This quick and easy rejection method has been adopted into everyday language. It’s used to dismiss anything from an unwanted blind date suggestion to a pair of shoes someone thinks is unattractive.

Example for using ‘Swipe Left’ in a conversation

Hey, have you seen the new movie that just came out?

Yeah, I swiped left on that one. I heard it wasn’t very good.

Oh really? That’s good to know. I was thinking of going to see it.

Yeah, save your money. It’s better to swipe left on that one.