Man Travels World Staying For Free With Tinder Dates
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Everybody wants a holiday bargain — but how about totally free accommodation?
If that’s what you’re after, you could take a leaf out of Anthony Botta’s book.
The Belgian traveller, 25, has been using Tinder Plus to score free board on his travels around Europe — and meet women along the way, The Sun reports.
The feature lets users line up dates in other cities before they even get there. For Botta, it’s not just a free roof over the head either — he says he “can’t deny” that he has sex with his matches.
“I [am] hosted only by ladies I matched on Tinder. Sometimes for the best, sometimes for the worst,” he told the UK’s Metro.
So far, his budget mode of travelling has taken him to eight countries and 20 cities, including Rome, Ibiza, Cologne and Krakow. He’s had 3000 matches on Tinder, and 21 hosts to date.
He even christens his Instagram posts with his own hashtag: #TheZebottaLife.
On one post he writes: “Travelling around Europe using only Tinder is something that has never been done before. No hostel. No Airbnb. Only T I N D E R.” In another post he writes “F**k your 9 to 5.”
Nice work if you can get it, but Botta doesn’t always sound nice. In an older post, he admits he’s “ruthless” in his pursuit of Tinder dates, and even told one girl that he rates her a “3/10” looks-wise.