I know that dating apps have become a popular avenue recently, so I would be remiss if I didn’t include them in a dating blog. I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about dating apps. They have provided some interesting material though. I also should mention that I’m not very talented at this whole thing so you probably should use this more as a what not to do. So here it goes.
It was about two years ago when I was first introduced to the whole dating app thing. I had already tried online dating with no success, but I didn’t really know anything about dating apps. Then I had a brief acquaintance tell me that I should try Tinder. She told me that it was amazing and that she had already met a great guy. I debated about it for a bit and then gave in and downloaded it. It was all of about 12 hours before I got my first inappropriate picture and decided that I did not need that. I quickly deleted the app and didn’t think about dating apps for about a year.
Then a year ago, a dating app came up as an advertisement on my Facebook app and I decided to give it a whirl. It wasn’t long before I started talking to a guy. At first I didn’t realize that he lived in California and by then, I didn’t care. We talked for a bit and I started to let my thoughts go wild. I was already trying to figure out how we could meet and trying to make it more serious than it really was. After about a month, he just disappeared and I never heard from him again. I was slightly frustrated and decided to delete that app as well.
Third Times a Charm?
6 months after that, I had a friend who I actually was kind of interested in (see Misadventures in Talking part 2), recommend Bumble. I downloaded it, but after I saw 3 of my coworkers show up on the app it gave me pause. While I was living in Arkansas, I knew that I would constantly see the same people on those dating apps. Also, it seemed most of them were just looking to hook up, which is not what I wanted. I knew that if I was to find something serious, it likely wasn’t going to happen on those.
Shortly after that, I found out that I would be moving to New Jersey, so I decided that I would wait till I got there. I didn’t really know anybody there, so I thought worse case scenario this would give me the chance to meet new people. I can definitely promise you that this isn’t the end of my misadventures when it comes to dating apps.
Have you tried dating apps? What did you think?