But, often, a right-swipe is as far as it goes – as people prove not to be their matches cup of tea.In fact, this is happening so often that Tinder users are actually posting screenshots of their failed conversations to Twitter, using the hashtag #Dating Fail.
Well, more often than not you never get that next date, you might even be ghosted and never hear from them again. In the digital age, we are bombarded with information, some we want, some we don’t want.
And, let’s just say, while many of them are face-palmingly cringeworthy, they’ll most definitely make you feel better about your own online dating encounters.
A dating question: I have been doing the online dating thing for a few months now. I only have three deal-breakers: 1) No smoking—because I have asthma and will have an asthma attack if someone smokes around me (legitimate health concern in my opinion); 2) At least my height—I'm 5'5"—and haven't met anyone that was under my height, so this is really a nonissue; and 3) A bachelor's degree. High standards go hand-in-hand with nonnegotiable values—think respect, honesty and open communication, for example—while the picky list includes factors like height: They’re nice to have, but ultimately don’t say much in terms of compatibility.
But, it’s 2017 and long gone are the days where normal people met in normal bars to drink normal drinks and make normal conversation.
And so, right-swiping everyone we don’t mind the look of is pretty much the only alternative.