Do Dating Apps Really Work?

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!

Bridget Jones

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.

Salt Bae

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!

Friends

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!

12 thoughts on “Do Dating Apps Really Work?

    1. Oh wow those are great statistics right there!
      Yeah I think dating websites are almost impossible, they work but only if you put a lot and I mean a LOT of time and effort into finding someone, and sometimes even that doesn’t come of anything!
      Thankyouu so much for sharing your insight!🤗

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  1. I imagine you get lots of interested blokes on dating apps… beware the dick pics! Lol. A trick on tinder (and bumble) is to swipe everyone right. Then, if you match with someone you’re not interested in you can just unmatch them. It saves time and ensures you will match with anyone who swipes you right. Also, bumble is making guys lazy. I often see the same profiles on tinder and bumble. I like bumble because I can wait to get the first message instead of having to start conversations myself.

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    1. It’s interesting how some people swipe right to everyone, that’d be even worse I imagine! As you’d then get all these matches from people who look like the back of a bus!
      Looks aren’t everything but on dating apps, we do judge a book from its cover. That’s the concept of dating apps really. Plus, you’d then get dozens of people messaging you, and in reality you’re probably not interested in 99% of them.
      I imagine bumble works better for guys as they don’t have to initiate the conversation. They just have to sit back and wait for the dates to roll in😂.
      Thankyou for sharing!😊

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  2. “Bridget Jones on steroids”😂😂
    This is everything😂🙌🏽!

    I must admit, I would rather accidentally (purposely) bump into attractive person than swipe right —it all scares me. God knows who’s behind the keyboard. I think I have freaked myself by watching too many “dating gone wrong” videos.

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    1. 😂😂😂
      Exactly! But I swear, if any of the drink that I ‘accidentally’ spilt on him, spilt on me, it’s world war 3 going down right there. He’d probably end up having to pay for my dry cleaning by the time I’m done being fuming 😂😂 you have to carefully on purpose spill the drink on him alone, and that’s skill right there😂.
      True, there are a lot of catfishes out there, or people who are just lying about their age, life etc. It’s a minefield. Dating is in general!😭

      Thankyouu so much for sharing your hilarious insight, Shahrin!😭🤗💓

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  3. Interesting glimpse, Antonia!

    This was my world, long ago, when I was quite young and long before Tinder and the like.

    In the US there was (is?) a show named “Catfish” wherein camera crews would accompany online daters as they met their matches for the first time. It turns out most people, both men and women, are nothing like their profiles.

    Before cynicism freezes all exploration, though, I’d observe false pretenses make for high drama, which in turn attracts viewers. In other words, the producers have a strong incentive to focus only on the “train wrecks.” Could be, the majority of dates are safe and both people are honest, generally, but that doesn’t make for gripping television, does it?,

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    1. I love the tv series “Catfish”! That’s always the risk with online dating, you never truly know who’s behind the profile!
      On that show, they do make it seem like 99% of the people you’re speaking to online are fake, the numbers aren’t that likely! Plus there are ways of asking the person to prove their identity, I’ve learnt all the tricks from that show!😂

      Thankyouu so much for sharing!😃😊

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  4. Hey! Funny Post! I am married in lockdown in presence of our families and yes, we have met just before lockdown is going to start. We did courtship in lockdown through video calls and got married in June. ❤ :). At one point, I was feeling like a war bride because everything was happening too quick and it was not my pace but I had decided to go with the flow. It has been 7 months of pure bliss and love! Sending lots of love your way.

    PS: We have met in realistic situations and not on dating apps.

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    1. Wow that’s amazing! Congratulations! That’s a whirlwind romance, and a true love story, especially in a pandemic. This has made my day!

      Thankyouu so much for sharing such a lovely story!🥺🤗🤗

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