10 Dating App Do’s and Don’ts

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Dating in the world of Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Coffee Meets Bagel and whatever other apps can be difficult. But there’s a few important things to remember when jumping into such a big sea of uncertainty.

  1. Don’t waste time being thoughtful. Girls will judge you based on your looks regardless of what funny line you throw out at that. It’s either swipe right or swipe left.
  2. Punctuality isn’t absolutely necessary when you text back, but it’s important. Setting the tone by showing up late on a first date just means you’ll be that guy who is “too busy” to text back a simple reply.
  3. Dad jokes or dad bods. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with either. But if you’ve got both going for yourself, there’s nothing a boatload of confidence can’t slay.
  4. Group pics are a bad sign. Listen, it’s good to know the has friends. But if you can’t determine which one it is or you have to waste time sifting through to figure out, chances are it wasn’t worth it in the first place.
  5. She better be the hottest in her pictures. Another issue with group pics is that it just makes you compare people. If there’s just one person in the picture then you can appreciate what’s in front of you.
  6. Always go out for drinks. This gives both people are chance to walk away and avoid some awkward convo and silences while you hope the food comes faster or the waiter finally picks up the fucking check.
  7. If you have to think about it, then it’s not meant to be. Dating and relationships are tough enough when there’s some fatal flaw that you’ve nitpicked your way into deciding the person isn’t right for you. If you start out with little to no attraction, then what’s the point?
  8. Don’t go looking for anything. Even if you are ready to date, you still want to approach it as though you have aren’t only into relationships. Be honest, how often do you find what you’re looking for when you’re looking?
  9. False confidence. I’m not saying be a dick and I’m not saying to pretend to have your life together. But if she isn’t interested then at least you tried. You’ll get so many more successful interactions if you are forward and deliberate. And you’ll never have to wonder “what if”.
  10. Everybody wants to get laid. Regardless of what app you use or what it specifically says in her “about me” section, everyone wants to have sex. But that doesn’t mean it’s the first thing you talk about. And if definitely doesn’t mean sending a dick pic. Be tactful about how you bring things up. Whether you are sarcastic and funny or obvious, make sure it’s something she is ready for.

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