Dating Apps have become a HUGE way of young people meeting new people, hooking up, finding relationships etc and it’s easy to see why. The sting of rejection is removed with app’s that you can awkwardly experience in real life, you can market yourself in a more favourable light online than you can in person and the removal of face to face contact makes talking to strangers much easier. Plus the fact that people swipe right for you, want to talk to you and meet you flatters your ego even if it’s only skin deep and exceptionally superficial. In my time I’ve fooled around with two apps Tinder & Bumble. Bumble is an American version of Tinder – it’s newer and the female has to talk first. Why did I download it? My friend told me to and we sat on the couch swiping left and right and talking to guys. Sad? Yes, it is. But I didn’t get rid of it when I left her house. Why? Talking to new people, even if you have no intention of meeting them, is pretty fun.
However, my time with these apps has definitely come to an end. After multiple conversations and only a handful of meet ups (including one awkward lunch date where it was clear from the first two minutes that we were very different people even if our texts didn’t pick up on that and something else a little more serious which was very good whilst it lasted but had a really disrespectful ending towards me) I have decided that I’m done with the my generations love of App hook ups and meetings. It took me a little while but I’ve made up my mind – I find it cringe-y, I prefer meeting people in real life and I also think it’s a little sad. Whilst I know that not all people use these Apps for seedy purposes and some do have good intentions they are a very small minority and I’m actually really sick of my generations vile hook up culture, lack of respect and just general laziness when it comes to relationships and sex. It’s loses its meaning – fast.
With that said some boys on this app have made me laugh too hard with their bad pick up lines, up front questions and just general poor comments. Perhaps the one thing I will miss from these Apps are how much some people gave me a laugh with their ballsy online presence… nah actually I won’t miss it. But I hope you enjoy these little gems! I’m sure you have some of your own and I would love to hear them.
Obviously I removed the names for privacy reasons. Although with the amount of desperate boys ready to hook up on these App’s I doubt my readers are likely to cross paths with the same guys I have… I took a bullet for you basically. It’s also really funny re-downloading the app and seeing how people have updated their bio and photos since you matched with them and it’s hilarious seeing who is still desperately trying to grab a girl even if its just for a night.
My Conversation Cemetery Lies Here
I think this guy got confused and thought my study abroad UCLA photos meant that I wasn’t British. Sorry but “British Gentleman” isn’t enough of a selling point for me to want to “hook up” with you.
Let’s not forget every girl’s favourite boy the “What do you want to do today?” “I don’t know… you choose.” Unimaginative is my type… said no one ever? Idk prove me wrong.
How about no?
This cowboy knows where the party is. But he isn’t invited, sorry.
Lol, yes sir you know I’m “kinky likevthat” after asking how my day was and yes that was too much which is why I didn’t respond to you for two months. You are the weakest link… Goodbye.
PUNS! The way to a woman’s heart! The fact that he thought to message me one on Christmas Day is pretty cute though >.<
You probably thought this was romantic but it was just a weird first message.
And my personal favourite…I’d choose necrophilia every time!
I know this post may come across as bitchy but I hope you guys can see that it’s all in good fun. Personally I think if you’re willing to approach someone online in an arrogant and sexually vile way you have to expect some of them will take the piss out of you a little! Please also know that I did not download the App for the sole purpose of an ‘experiment’ or blog post. I was genuinely curious what the hype was all about and definitely did not use the app to simply use people for a post! I’m glad I downloaded it because I did have some good conversations, met people who turned out to be cool to hang out with for a while and I also had fun dating some people whilst it lasted! ALSO the one time I went on dates with a guy that looked like Cole Sprouse – that was good.
Let me know your online dating nightmares/funny messages I would love to have a little chuckle at them! The funniest comment will win free advertising on my blog (in my sidebar!) for the month of September!