Serial dating dangers
Sometimes, I spend evenings alone with my cat — a black cat — hating. I'm 33, just behind the cynical Gen Xers and at the very beginning of the digital-native millennials. Hater, I'm thinking, is where I will find someone as unreasonably cynical and jaded as I am and not at all put off by the amount of time I spend talking about and covering crime. You swipe to hate (left) or love (right) and are able then to see your percentage match with potential suitors based on your shared hatreds. "Anchovies." (Hate.) "Blink-182." (Love.) And then some random ones. Are we all just generationally doomed, swiping left in our bottomless hatred?
And it's perfect for me, but it's also perfect for my generation. The app allows users to judge both people and things. And I've swiped right on a surprising number of people — maybe 10. Of course, I also hate relationships, so maybe that's for the best, but now I'm starting to wonder: Does anyone match on this app?
Perhaps they’ve knocked a few pounds off their weight, or claimed to be a hiking fan when the only terrain they’ve conquered is the shortest route to the pub.
With any online social sites, there are risks, but do you know the reality of those risks?
Here are 16 scary statistics of online dating to put the world of online dating into perspective when it comes to the reality of the person behind that profile.1. About one-third of online daters do not upload a profile picture to their online dating profile.
Sometimes, I go on the dating app Tinder and swipe left for hours as I hate and hate utter strangers I will never go on a date with. But on Friday, one of my friends came at me with a game-changer — an app for people just like me: Hater. (After 33 years in the northeast, I think that's fair.) And then, gold: "People." That comes up as an option, and I hate it as quickly as I can. I've always believed that you can bond over shared hates just as much or more than shared interests.
Is that something the average person has even tried? Within minutes, I realize it's a banner day for hating. I lazily dislike the TSA, I casually hate blizzards. Yet as I go back to silently judging people, I'm sensing a problem.
Dinner for Six, a matchmaking service in Denver, Colorado says that 51% percent of online dating singles are already in a relationship, yet are putting themselves out there as being single.8.