Despite my bad luck with dating apps (see Misadventures in Dating Apps part 1, part 2, and part 3), I continue to use them, probably because they get a little addictive. One of the things about dating apps are that they can be just plain comical. At first, it is cringe-worthy and there are a lot of doubts on why you are doing it. Then you reach this phase where it becomes entertaining and even though you still are trying to find “the one,” you can’t help but view it almost like a train wreck that you can’t look away. As long as you continue to find the humor in it, though, it can become a game and help you from becoming depressed.
— Bianca (@newgirlbianca) March 20, 2017
I recently saw this tweet and I thought it was extremely accurate of what you find on dating apps. For those of you who have used dating apps, you will know how sadly/comically accurate it is that these are common occurrences on dating apps. If you haven’t had the pleasure, hopefully the Misadventures have given you a brief taste of what it’s like. Either way you land, I thought that these “all too true” profiles might give you a laugh. So let’s start Bingo!
One of the most annoying, common occurrences are the guys who send multiple messages. I don’t know if they forget that they have already sent a message or if they think that persistence will reward them. All I know is that it can be annoying unless you decide to find the humor in the situation.
Backwards Baseball Cap
This one I haven’t noticed as much, so either I haven’t stumble upon it as often or it just doesn’t strike me as a big deal. Some apps recommend that you don’t post pictures with baseball caps as it can obscure your face. I don’t really think that a backwards baseball cap does that and I don’t have a problem with it, but maybe it portrays an image that a person isn’t looking for. It also isn’t the most attractive look, so I guess that it can make a guy look comical (which probably isn’t what someone is looking for).
“Partner in Crime”
I can’t tell you how many times I have seen somebody write the phrase “partner in crime.” I even used to use it until I realized how cheesy and overused the line is. Just because a guy uses the line, doesn’t mean I’ll swipe left but it could be a contributing factor. Also, depending on how the guy uses the line and just how cheesy the rest of his profile is, it can be rather amusing.
Non Person Photo
One of the things that annoys me the most is when a guys doesn’t post a picture of himself. I mean, I know that I should be interested in more than just looks, but if a guy doesn’t post any picture, I swipe left. The next worse thing is when they post a picture of a car or this one of a backyard… Depending on the picture, it can tell me something about them, but not really what I’m looking for in a dating app profile.
Typo (Grammatical Error)
I have a slightly annoying habit of correcting people’s grammar, so when I see a grammatical error on a profile, it drives me crazy. I get that it can be difficult to type on a phone and so there are times that I let it slide when a guy spells something wrong. But, it also can be a sign that the guy doesn’t care that much and so usually I’m not interested.
Weird Couple (Freebie)
This doesn’t happen too often, but every time it does, it throws me. Sometimes it’s a guy who is in a relationship and is just looking for friends or it’s a couple who is looking for another person. Either way, I don’t really understand it and I immediately swipe left, but I guess that it too can be comical.
Once again, I have to admit that I have been guilty of using this phrase in my profile. When I first started, I wasn’t really sure what to say, so this made it easier. Also, I thought that it made me seem open but now it feels like the person either doesn’t want to put in any effort or they don’t have anything interesting to say. Neither is an appealing option.
Then you find some guys who tick off so many different boxes and it becomes the funniest thing. Because why would a guy think that writing that in his profile, would attract a woman? Why did he pick that picture for a first impression? What kind of guy would put together such a profile? As long as you don’t take it too seriously, it can be rather entertaining.
When it comes to dating apps, unfortunately it can be all too easy to be discouraged based on the kind of people that you stumble upon. But, in this day and age, dating apps can be one of the best ways to meet new people. For that reason, it becomes necessary to find the humor where you can and allow it to entertain rather than discourage.
What is the funniest thing you’ve seen on a dating app?