The internet can be a wonderful tool to use to connect with people that are like-minded, that can help you with your problems or that can become your romantic partners in the future. There are numerous apps which can assist you with the latter. But if you have any experience with those apps, you realize that there are so many people who don’t share the same values as you and it turns out that you just wasted your time getting to know a person with whom you can’t see yourself.

But after some time, you find some tricks and control questions that immediately reveal if the conversation is worth continuing. TikToker Amanda N went viral with 9 million views for sharing her method of asking the other person to tell their most controversial opinion and showing their answers. Other TikTokers joined the trend too and we found out that this simple question actually reveals a lot about a person.

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Scagsy
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Never trust a person that doesn't like animals. (Unless they have a verifiable bad experience with one, like being bitten. I guess they get a pass)

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Amanda N posted her video earlier this month and 9.4 million people were interested to hear what she said. And apparently people thought that her advice is really useful and is a time-saver when it comes to finding out if the conversation is worth continuing and if the person is worth their time because the video also has 1.4 million likes and has started a bit of a trend. 

Other people on TikTok started creating videos similar to Amanda’s using the same song in the background and showing what their matches on dating apps were saying were their most controversial opinions. 

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Jacin Larkwell
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The "Unwind" Series is based kinda like a what if around this opinion. Very good and thought inducing

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Shadow_TheArtistDemon
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I will probably get downvoted, and I’m sorry if I am misinterpreting this, but I kind of agree! (I swear that I don’t mean to say anything rude, ever!)

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We can’t know if those people who were sharing the answers showed everything they received or just the ones that were actually controversial and borderline concerning, but even if they showed the worst messages they got, there were too many of them.

Some of the answers were more lighthearted, like liking a specific movie or having an opinion about food. But others were highly political, racist or sexist, immediately indicating that person's core values.

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May
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well that's just science. Is it controversial to say that there are physical differences between men and women? I teach anatomy - am I about to get cancelled?

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Too bad that wouldn't work for many jobs like construction, transit, people on call etc.

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NsG
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah, I'm a woman and I don't get the almost comically long nails some women have. The ones about as long as half their finger again. They're not practical for anything; you could literally have someone's eye out and fingernails on a keyboard is way more annoying than fingernails on a chalkboard - the latter is limited by the size of the board, you'd have a brief pause while they reposition their fingers. But on a keyboard they could theoretically be at it for 8 WHOLE HOURS (theoretically, because I'd have thrown their damn computer out the window before the first hour is up)

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Leo Domitrix
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not really controversial. We all land on a spectrum in oh-so-many areas. :-)

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People are often skeptical towards the odds of finding a long-term relationship through dating apps. But both in real life and online, there are different people who you just wouldn’t get along with and people who you really click with.

According to Imperial College Business School’s data, in the UK, 32 percent of relationships started between 2015 and 2019 originated online. This is quite a significant increase from 19 percent during the period recorded earlier between 2005 and 2014.

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Ebony
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did they copy and paste this? It looks awfully familiar

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NsG
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not really original controversies, but the most egregious is the misspelling of lettuce.

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The Imperial Business School predicts that by 2035, more people will be in relationships that started online rather than meeting through friends, family or at other social gatherings. Online dating definitely has its pros and cons and to make the experience smoother, tips like Amanda’s will surely come in handy.

What is your experience with dating apps? Will you be trying to ask for controversial opinions from now on? What is your take on the answers TikTokers got there? Leave us your thoughts and reactions in the comments!

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Thorfin Wolfsbane
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

probably not as evil and bad as "the purge" style of no government, though

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Chiuki
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1 year ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a cyclist who has been hit by a car, AND lived in the Netherlands, I agree that we can't safely co-exist on small roads - car drivers get impatient when they have to (god forbid) slow down to safely pass a cyclist. But it's not like they are suffering - they're just sitting there in a comfy seat, shaking their fist at someone who ALSO pays taxes for the same road.

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Deutschland Mädchen
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes omg we were debating this at school last year and it never did get resolved

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Susie Elle
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I guess you're allowed to feel weird if you get hit on by someone from the same gender? I mean, as long as that doesn't become a reason to treat someone else like crap.

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Yula Lopez
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Also could be viruses and diseases which have been frozen in Antarctica which are melting, but sure, real estate is a priority as opposed to a second pandemic and destroying the planet

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Thorfin Wolfsbane
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

when someone says "free will is a lie", run away! They are just laying the groundwork for not having to take any blame or responsibility for their actions. And don't we all know at least one person who is NEVER to blame?

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Thorfin Wolfsbane
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

don't worry, I won't get you started because I know all I need to from that one statement.

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Kate
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Gender is a spectrum. Sex is *usually* binary.

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Bacony Cakes
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OH NO! My taxes now pay for my healthcare! *begins committing arson*

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Ebony
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It is body shaming when you feel the need to put someone down for their appearance based on of what YOU believe is a standard for beauty or health. If that's the case, you're an a-hole

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Bacony Cakes
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Woodrow Wilson and Andrew Jackson are tied third, i guess.

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Foxxy (The Original)
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All you need to do is look at the statistics to know this is false.

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