Are you one swipe away from finding your one true love? Let’s find out!
Valentine’s is round the corner and dating apps are booming with singletons looking for love. Finding romance nowadays is hard enough, but throw COVID and a pandemic into the mix and boom you’ve got yourself Bridget Jones on steroids. How are you supposed to distinguish the serious ones from the players? This game is a hard one to play… But there are success stories, so don’t be defeatist just yet!
It all depends on what apps you’re using, and what you’re on there for. You could be on an app for a serious long term commitment. But on the other hand, they might be interested in the polar opposite of commitment. Whether that’s short term, long term “arrangements”, even affairs. Yep, I said it. “Fun”. I think even I have nightmares about that word! But they could, and I mean COULD, just be looking for the same thing as you. You’ve just got to find that teeny tiny needle in a monstrous haystack! Time well spent in lockdown if you ask me.
Let’s face it, the most famous and well known app is Tinder. If you’re serious about finding love, chances are on tinder, 1000:1. And that’s me being generous. You’re gonna have to get muscle rub at the ready, for the amount of swiping you’re gonna have to do to find “The One”, repetitive strain injury is bound to happen trying to find love on tinder. And that’s not even being picky.
Tinder is extremely superficial. Personality who? Your photos can make or break you. “Give them an inch and they’ll take a mile” they say. Exclude any photos with friends, they might mistake you for them etc. That’s an awkward chat to have. Avoid at all costs! Choose photos you think will represent you and your morals. If that’s dressing like a nun, get to it!
From matching on Tinder, marriages have happened…. But that was before the surge in divorce due to lockdown!
On Bumble, your chances are supposed to increased slightly. It’s seen as a more serious app. Take that “more” with a pinch of salt.
The downsides to bumble is that, in heterosexual matches, only female users can make the first contact with matched male users, while in same-sex matches either person can send a message first. Now I mean, if you’re pretty old fashioned like myself, why should you make the first move according to this app? Should I ask them to marry me at the same time? Even if you’re not old fashioned, what happened to being asked out? Or maybe even the guy initiating the conversation? Oh wait I remember, online dating like bumble happened! My mistake. Leave the bill with me too, whilst you’re at it.
Match.com and eharmony are pretty much the same. They claim to have more success in helping meet your future partner. In all honesty, I’d say they probably do have higher success rates than other apps, as these platforms encourage the thought of relationships. I know, as crazy and precipitous that may seem in 2021! But proceed with caution, you’ll probably see some of the same faces you tried to escape on Tinder!
All in all, if you’ve made you’re way onto a dating app, with this appealing endorsement… I want 15% commission, make that 20% since you should be thanking me for preparing you for your dating app experience. In all honesty, you probably do have a better chance meeting someone in a realistic circumstance. Whether that’s you bumping into an attractive person on purpose, or accidentally (on purpose) spilling your drink all over them so they’ll have to send you the receipt for dry cleaning – via DM/text/email/post or any means they want. Hey, at least you know you won’t be ghosted!
But since you can’t do this “social distanced”, dating apps can be fun in the meantime. Weigh your possible matches, laugh at their cringey one liner’s, and just cut straight into marriage and kids. You’ll be unmatched in no time!
If there’s ever a time to join a dating app, just for research purposes of course… It’s now! Valentines day is upon us, kick back with a cute film, and popcorn whilst you swipe your life away. Blame lockdown.
Did you enjoy this post? Will you be swiping right to this post (that’s liking the post for all the tinder virgins)? Have you already tried dating apps? What’s your experience been like? How did you meet your partner? What characteristics are you looking for? Do you have a Valentine’s? Comment below!