Tzzt! Tzzt! Tzzt! Ah, you hear that? That is the sound of a romantic text being sent through a smartphone. SWISH!
And that was money being sent via Facebook Messenger to a lady-in-waiting—or, a man—the 21st century does have a catfishing problem. In 1995, Match.com was launched and revolutionized how society viewed dating. Since then, hundreds of websites and apps—catering to those who where more partial to dating digitally—have been created; and will continue to grow in the years to come. And with that growth, changes in how we date digitally has changed. No more are we conversing traditionally: whether it be getting to know your three love interests—three way calling was a thing, you know—to connecting face to face at your most-beloved local establishment; that protocol of dating has forever perished. However, the dawn of a new dating age is soon approaching. [insert typing awareness indicator bubble]
September 12, 2012, the social search mobile app, Tinder, was launched; thus, was the app that led the rise in mobile dating apps. Now, hundreds (possibly even thousands) of dating apps are accessible, allowing a user to connect with thousands of other hopeless romantic hopefuls. And with the dawn of a new dating age, new rules are born, needing to be implemented. But what Dos and Don’ts are required for the Tinder Age for Tinder Love?
DO post a reasonable amount of photos
DO make sure your main profile photo is easy on the eyes; meaning:
DON’T post a blurry photo
DO text more than once
DON’T text more than once before a reply
DO show your good qualities in your profile
DON’T just list your good qualities in your profile
DO incorporate something that interests you from the other person’s profile into your first line
DON’T just say, “Sup”
Do Date Digitally.
Top Dating Apps of 2017 and 2018
Tinder, Match, Bumble, Zoosk, OkCupid, eharmony, PlentyOfFish, Badoo, Grindr, Her, Scruff