Online dating not faint heart
My usual hangouts (bars, spin studios, coffee shops, and my female-dominated workplace) have not been proving fruitful when it comes to meeting nice guys, so, about a month ago, I decided it was about time for a change of pace.
Because of all this, I was led to embark upon one of the weirdest, funniest, and most rewarding adventures of my life: I joined five different dating apps at once.
Despite being in my early 20s, I am apparently a big hit with the 35 and older set.
While I understand that love knows no age (and I have no judgement for those who prefer to date outside their own age demographic), I’d like to have a bit more control over who can approach me (as I do with the other apps).
Here, you’ll find a breakdown of my experiences; the good, the bad and the creepy. Price: Free (optional in-app upgrades available for purchase) I had seriously high hopes for Tinder.
I have a friend who met her fiancé on Tinder, and another friend just dated a Tinderella for over a year. That being said, however, I went in with an open mind but a heavy sense of skepticism.
I sincerely believe that Tinder is a great way to realize just how many fish are in the sea, even if that only serves you the purpose of realizing they’re not quite the fish you’re looking for. ” – 75% response rate The high: Bumble is genuinely full of nice guys.
In Conclusion: Tinder is not as scary as people think it is, but you still shouldn’t trust these strangers too quickly. ) – If you can muster the guts to make the first move, it’s going to pay off.
The high: Man, oh man, did this site give my ego a boost.
In less than a week, my profile was viewed by 128 guys, I received 21 private messages and the Match team gave me at least 10-12 official Matches each day.
”s and received a 50% success rate (If you count “Is your tongue pierced? Please feel free to use them for yourself – and if you know of a GREAT opener, hit me up and let me hear it! For example, I came across a guy on Tinder who shared solo (shirtless) photos and a short bio, but on Bumble his photos featured himself with teammates (and with his mom! But of course, I’m currently active on not two but FIVE different dating apps, so who am I to judge?
In Conclusion: In general, I felt a better vibe from the guys on Bumble than on Tinder, but there’s a high risk involved.