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Dating apps do not want you to find someone; they want you to stay single so that you keep paying for their service. amirite?

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People pay?

Apartlavishnesss avatar Apartlavishness Yeah You Are +8Reply
@Apartlavishness People pay?

People without self respect do.

People like me :,)

Lecturesea7537s avatar Lecturesea7537 Yeah You Are +9Reply
@Lecturesea7537 People without self respect do. People like me :,)

So that you don't have to pay for the actual dinner. genius.

@Effectlive97 A dinner presupposes I get any dates

So you pay to swipe on your screen. Even more genius.

KilljoyXs avatar KilljoyX Yeah You Are +7Reply
@freq432 Sometimes my genius, it surprises me

I would be surprised too if I were you.

@Apartlavishness People pay?

Online dating is extremely depressing and takes up a tonne of time and mental energy. Anything that can make that process easier is easily worth it.

rotersscap1982s avatar rotersscap1982 Yeah You Are +9Reply

I moved back home after a few years away, signed up for tinder, wasn't looking for anything serious. My first match has been my gf for 4 years and now she's my fiancé. The rules didn't work for me

If you're paying for their services you kinda deserve to be stuck with them

donnas avatar donna Yeah You Are +6Reply

Few people know how to abuse their profile so this checks out

fragsworths avatar fragsworth Yeah You Are +6Reply
@fragsworth Few people know how to abuse their profile so this checks out

I don't understand what you said. Can you please repeat it in a different way?

Missannthropics avatar Missannthropic Yeah You Are +8Reply
@Missannthropic I don't understand what you said. Can you please repeat it in a different way?

Pay to win make you pay because the odds are stacked against you. If you know exactly what you're doing, you can beat the game for free. Very few people know how to do this and as long you keep this knowledge in the dark, it's easy to keep people paying

@Effectlive97 so what is that secret "knowledge"?

If I'm not mistaken, the secret knowledge regarding dating apps is simply...

... be more attractive than most of the others on there.

In all seriousness, dating apps can be really tough on people, and we should keep in mind that our success or failure on them has nothing to do with how desirable of a person we are in real life. It's just about selecting pictures with the right angles and maybe writing a sentence or two that draws some people in. It's inherently superficial and fake by its very nature. They can be fun, absolutely, and you may even find someone you really connect with on them. But it's not a reflection of how desirable you truly are!

(Just speaking generally, not directly toward you OP)

Duh?

There is something to be said about lack of success of dating apps, but I don't necessarily think it's this.

In "the real world," you meet people that have the same interests as you - shopping at the same store, being at a venue, or engaging in an activity. By default, this limits the people you meet - if there isn't some overlap in these interests/activities (most likely repeated overlap), you don't meet.

Now take the internet - the only "shared" thing you'll have with most people on a dating app is that.. well.. you're available and using a dating app. It takes much more "sifting" to get to the people you actually align with, because the flood gates are totally open by nature.

Just use the free version of Grindr dude

Framie1s avatar Framie1 Yeah You Are +5Reply

No worry, I just don't pay and still don't get matches.

Y'all ever try the low tech version of dating? Just being stupid and crazy and meeting someone IRL?

If you're paying for a dating app then you should probably expect to stay single

And they're sneaky about it too. Eharmony blows.

@Boknows12 And they're sneaky about it too. Eharmony blows.

Eharmony blows.

I think a lot of people would pay for that.

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