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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Ana J
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4 months ago

Yeah, that's gross as and super common on dating sites/apps.

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Miklós Nagy
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4 months ago

But he is still Chad...

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Ana J
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4 months ago

Going through school doesn't mean one can hold a conversation.

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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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4 months ago

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

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Kaisu
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4 months 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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The Girl on Fire
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4 months ago

What? This is a huge generalization. First of all, some people just hate talking about politics and political parties. Second of all, it is not every guy's chief aim with dating to "get laid".

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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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Dervon Browne
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4 months ago

I think any real women is literal, there are like 3 to 1 fake profiles for females in these sites. Plus the real women respond less. So you're actually not sure if the're real profiles

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Kathy Baylis
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4 months 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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Goli Soda
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4 months ago

Why would anyone in their right mind upload a child's pic on a dating site??

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Craptavaganza
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4 months ago

Tegridy Farms 🤣

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The Alchemist
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4 months ago

Why is sarcasm a flag? I see women with that in their bio quite often

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Elizabeth Schuyler
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4 months ago

Extremely long username. Really curious about the backstory!

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Pittsburgh rare
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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Kaisu
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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SashaAlexandra
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4 months ago

Men without education or jobs write "school of life"

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Ana J
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4 months ago

He doesn't have to know them to dislike filters.

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Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
4 months ago

Ew.

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Hiker Chick
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4 months ago

"No iceberg photos". Yuck

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Cat
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4 months ago

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

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Mimi M
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4 months ago

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

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80 Van
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4 months ago

If you're already at the point of lying about your age at 23, you've got a long exhausting life ahead of you.

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JP
Community Member
4 months 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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4 months 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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Goli Soda
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4 months ago

Full points for honesty though!

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Camil Gagnon
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4 months ago

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

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SashaAlexandra
Community Member
4 months ago (edited)

Well, its kind of rude about profile pics and i bet he just copied that from somewhere but he is right. Picture must be real. You don't want to spend an evening with a man who is obviously dissapointed that your look is very different from your pics.

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Dippin Dot
Community Member
4 months 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
Community Member
4 months 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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4 months 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
Community Member
4 months ago

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

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