Throughout all of history, dating has always been a difficult thing. However, with the advent of modern technology, dating has become even more confusing despite the fact that now all it takes to go on a first date with someone is a few swipes and clicks on your phone. But if you think that means that every date is going to involve romantic hand-holding, gazing into each other’s eyes, and drinking hot cocoa while watching snowflakes swirl outside your window, you’re wrong.

Dating apps have made the dating landscape very difficult to navigate and some people end up having bad experiences. Fortunately, the women of Twitter have banded together and compiled a list of some of the best dating app red flags—things that let you know that a certain person is probably best avoided.

Scroll down, upvote your fave tips, and share them with your friends. Let everyone know in the comments if you have any other pieces of advice about what counts as a red flag on dating apps!

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Parmeisan
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1 year ago

Yeah, that would be a *really* strange way to say that you're in an ethically non-monogamous (aka open) relationship. I've been looking for polyamorous people online and there are plenty, but I've never seen someone phrase it like that. I would be more suspicious than usual that he's just a cheater.

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Miklós Nagy
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1 year ago

But he is still Chad...

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Ruby
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1 year ago

What's wrong with Fight Club?

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Women started pouring their hearts out and sharing their personal red flags with the internet after Beth McColl posted her personal tips on whom to avoid based on their bios and behavior. A lot of women focused on explaining what certain phrases that people post on their bios actually mean from their experience.

Whether we love them or loathe them, dating apps have turned dating into a whole other beast. Some people use apps like Tinder for finding long-term relationships and you wouldn’t believe how many of my friends have gone on just one date and then settled down with that person, moving in together after just a few months. It’s the last thing you’d expect from Tinder.

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Mimi M
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1 year ago

Gawd, how true. Except for me it's Bored Panda :-)

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

I could never date someone posing with an animal corpse. "I enjoy killing" isn't really the vibe I'm looking for in a potential partner

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Mimi M
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1 year ago

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So what? Conservative guys need dates too, and you don't have to date them if you don't want to.

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While others have been using online dating so much that they’ve got what’s known as dating app fatigue. More and more people are relying on the internet to help meet potential dates, so there’s less of a feeling that you’re taking a risk and making a genuine connection when compared to asking someone out in real life.

Dear Pandas, what do you think of dating apps? Do you have any advice for people who are new to online dating? Do you prefer asking someone out in real life or over the internet? Share your thoughts with all the other readers.

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The Girl on Fire
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1 year ago

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"And you should too" Why though? Is there any reason to other than random twitter judge says to?

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Kathy Baylis
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1 year ago (edited)

The long list always describes a woman who only exists in his fantasies and never in any reality—-and of course his appearance shouldn’t matter. Get a sex doll, incel, and leave real women alone.

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SashaAlexandra
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1 year ago

I'm at Argentina now and you should see an amount of pics with babies on tinder. They love kids and they are very proud of them. But i am very sad about moms of these kids, who doesn't know that her bf/husband are using a pic of their newborn to get laid.

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Craptavaganza
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1 year ago

Tegridy Farms 🤣

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1 year ago

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Avital Pilpel
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1 year ago

Cool username...

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Pittsburgh rare
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1 year ago

...or swipe right indefinitely until the maths do their magic.

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

"You have emotional baggage" buddy it sounds like YOU have emotional baggage with a list like this

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KaPOW
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1 year ago

Or University of Life!!! Yuk

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Hiker Chick
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1 year ago

LOL, one of my date's profile photos were at least 10 years old, judging by the difference in hair and weight when I met him IRL. When I declined a second date he accused me of not being genuine. Look in the mirror, buddy.

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Elizabeth Schuyler
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1 year ago

Ew.

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Hiker Chick
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1 year ago

"No iceberg photos". Yuck

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Cat
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1 year ago

No Liam, I'm only following cute puppies and kittens on IG.

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Mimi M
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1 year ago

When I see 'sapiosexual', I lose interest. My brain is not here to entertain you.

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Hiker Chick
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1 year ago

I don't get this but I see it pretty often. I thought the app automatically calculates your age. My age updated on my birthday. I guess they put in the wrong year? Do they think we won't figure it out?

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JP
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1 year ago

This one confuses me. Why would someone want to get into a relationship with this guy if he's already thinking about it ending in ex's? Ummmm, no.

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Kaley Jacobs
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1 year ago

Ana J, she's talking about her OWN experiences on Tinder and sharing. Not assuming to talk about things you've been through.

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Camil Gagnon
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1 year ago

So?

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Camil Gagnon
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1 year ago

This one does sound bitter, but dating apps do have a lot uninteresting small talk happening in them.

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Fuzzy Johnson
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1 year ago

I've never been on a dating site so I don't know if the first one means something (like people ask for it but really want something else) but when I was stationed in Germany I had a female friend who I traveled all over Europe with. We were friends and it was nice to have someone else to share experiences with, not to mention safer. Neither of us had any interest in the other beyond basic friendship and it was mostly based on travel.

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Dippin Dot
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1 year ago

Disagree. I am not mean, but very sarcastic. There is a huge difference. I mean, a lot of the comments I put on BP are sarcastic! (and I note them as such).

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Kaisu
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1 year ago

I don't get this though, isn't that how you get to know each other? Asking questions about stuff that interests you about the other person.

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Conrad Strucker
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1 year ago

what's wrong with looking for the pam to my jim besides the fact that no one will ever live up to jim halpert

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Cat
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1 year ago

"I'm unemployed and I don't know what to do about it"

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