What if they inadvertently reveal they see the true lyricism in One Direction's music? That's why we've come up with our top five tips for using Tinder at this year's Fringe – where there are plenty of fish in an extremely busy sea. If you happen to come across a picture of someone dressed in an alarming outfit, which, let's be honest, can be anything from a 'sexy clown outfit' to a t-shirt featuring an 'ironic catchphrase' such as 'GEEK', don't swipe left straight away: it could simply be a costume from their Fringe show. It's always best to meet in a place with plenty of other people around, just in case your Tinder match turns out to be naff, creepy or otherwise.
What we said: "One of the most accurate and insightful portrayals of womanhood you are likely to see at the Fringe this year." Sarah Kendall tumbles through the comedy continuum.
What we said: "Kendall is able to draw your tears as she considers cancer and autism but can then push them back into your tear ducts with a classically timed gag." Douglas Maxwell’s new play offers an insightful critique of power, obligation, and the lies we tell each other to bury the past.
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But what happens when that special app-matched someone sends you a picture you just weren't ready to see?
What if the conversation turns blue and you start to see red? Tinder provides an Instagram link, so just do an extra check to make sure they are who they say you are before you go meetin' up. If you choose to meet, do so in public This shouldn't be too hard, since basically every bar, venue and beer garden in Edinburgh is occupied by at least 3,000 people in August.
What we said: "This is a fantastic, stimulating hour which will rightly earn Martin a new horde of fans." A hidden gem of an hour What we said: "A simultaneously touching yet surreal hour, Brice balances it all with ease." Thomas covers everything between Jesus Christ and Jeremy Corbyn.
What we said: "From Brexit to Trump to the probability of Irish unification, he knows his own mind and he knows the facts, and he’ll quote the history, laws and precedent that back it up.
Marcus Ryan bursts onto the stage whilst adopting the persona of a Tinder fanatic who is on the prowl for a new lover.
Remaining brilliantly in character, Marcus slides onto an audience member's knee and flirts incessantly with her, thus setting the light-hearted tone for the rest of the show.
Be clear: do they 'live here' live here, or live here for August?