But here we are, in 2014, and the word hipster is still in use, although this time for people that the rest of us just don't particularly like.
There's just something about someone who deliberately goes out of their way to be different, despite knowing deep down they're a dime a dozen, just for the sake of attention. It's different for different people, and to prove that, I've been called a hipster far too many times in my life. Basically, the majority of us can agree that hipsters are the absolute worst, right?
I think it’s necessary to share my experience as a twentysomething British woman dating a hipster.
If you happen to live in a major city, New York, most specifically, you may have noticed that the group on the chopping block for the last few years or so are the hipsters.
Considering the original "hipsters" were a jazz-loving, drug-taking subculture in the 40's and 50's, and included such geniuses as Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg, how it is that some trust fund, PBR-swilling people who claim to be "artistes" also got this title, I will never understand.
Pros: There is a strange thrill in being able to 'swipe' that acquaintance you've always fancied, asking them for a date (up) or telling them you want to sleep with them (down). Cons: It pulls in every single woman who happens to be your friend on Facebook, even if they haven't joined Down yet (your cowardly come on will be waiting for them if they ever do), making it rather pointless.
Verdict: The more you think about it, the less sense Down makes.
When it comes to finding a dating app for those who are single and ready to mingle, there are plenty of fish—we mean dating apps—in the sea.
It is, however, a challenge to find the right app if one is going for quality rather than quantity.
When communicating by phone with your prospective hipster, if you can’t fit your entire text in a tweet, then you need to shed some words.
I’ve recently adopted this style after my first experience of dating a Brooklyn hipster. Don’t expect traditional chivalry, but don’t take offense to not being wined and dined.
Whether you love or loathe Tinder, there is no denying it has changed online dating forever.
As a result there is now no end of apps with the same aim of helping you fall in love (or at the very least get laid).
Not just because of their affinity for PBR and ironic t-shirts, but because they ruin everything.