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!
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.
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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