I sincerely believe that Tinder is a great way to realize just how many fish are in the sea, even if that only serves you the purpose of realizing they’re not quite the fish you’re looking for. ” – 75% response rate The high: Bumble is genuinely full of nice guys.The low(s): There was the guy who told me he wrote me a “poem,” which turned out to be an unbelievably offensive piece of pornography that prompted me to feel like I needed to simultaneously take a shower and scream into a pillow; and of course there was the disturbingly high amount of men I accidentally “super liked.” I thought you could only “Pass” (left swipe) or “Like” (right swipe), but no – if you swipe “up,” it notifies the guy that you “Super Like” him. The fact that they know they have to wait for female-initiated conversation is a pretty good indicator that they are aware that most girls on this app are not looking for a one-time hook-up.
I tested their standards of profiles (yikes – see more below), their processes, and their successes and failures. While each individual app is unique, I wanted to present myself as uniformly as possible.
My usual hangouts (bars, spin studios, coffee shops, and my female-dominated workplace) have not been proving fruitful when it comes to meeting nice guys, so, about a month ago, I decided it was about time for a change of pace.
Because of all this, I was led to embark upon one of the weirdest, funniest, and most rewarding adventures of my life: I joined five different dating apps at once.
After graduating, moving, and settling into a new life, I realized something: I’ve been single for a long time, and I’m tired of it.
As I enter my 24th year, I also enter into real adulthood in a new city.