In your opener, you mention you're new at Tinder. If that's true, it explains my biggest issue with this conversation. You engaged in too much small-talk.
People who are social in person who start online dating tend to engage in too much small-talk. It involves asking questions that are deemed socially-acceptable when meeting someone new. The problem is that everyone is prepared with a socially-acceptable answer to these questions, which means it won't reveal much about their personality, just some "safe" facts about their lives. Small-talk is more of an in-person protocol for verifying each other's sanity than a way to get to know one another.
Your chat was in 2013 so there were a lot of new Tinder users. Nowadays, if you start small-talking, you'd lose interest quickly. In your case, it just wasted your time.