It’s hard enough to sort through potential matches and evaluate whom you’d like to go out with, but many online daters get tripped up in other areas, too.
Let’s try to make some sense of the internet dating world by reviewing some big no-nos that everyone should avoid.
Online dating apps are a special place where Friday night dreams go to die—but at the same time, they may be our greatest chance of meeting someone outside the two-block radius of our apartment/office.
So we keep swiping and hoping, fed on the stories of the happy couples who are *apparently* making it work through Tinder/Hinge/Bumble/what have you.
Be smart and don’t let yourself get into a bad situation.
Talk with potential matches for a while before you agree to meet them in person.
It’s easy to get sucked into excitement when you connect with someone who catches your fancy.
Oh, so weird, you like movies and you also like dogs? So weird, you thought you were the first to come up with the bad joke "We'll tell everyone we met at X location that's not Tinder/Hinge/Bumble/OK Cupid"?
And while we keep our spirits high with these daily affirmations, it's important to note that success in the online dating realms is also largely a product of our profiles.
If you're going to play the game, you might as well do it right, you know? Let's revisit some of the most common pitfalls of online dating profiles.
Selfies are good, selfies are great, and they're the best way to promote self-love in an angry troll-happy cyberverse. But being ultra-specific about what you like and don't like in a person can cut off a potential pool of interested people from swiping right if they feel like they don't fit the bill.
It's better to come into dating with an open mind and allow yourself to be surprised.