I had hoped that paying for Match would garner better results, but instead it's only offered the same cheesy pick up lines and same guys I'd already heard from on other dating apps.
Tinder has offered more than just guys looking for hook ups, and I've even made some longer term friends there. Being a twenty-something fashion girl in NYC can be so busy and fast-paced with work that I can barely find time to eat and sleep, let alone meet guys.
You can spend hours a week swiping and having mindless chat without every meeting someone in real life.
They can be a total time-suck, as many of us remember from when Tinder first came out and dinners and drinks were invaded by incessant swiping and dull eyes glowing in the light of phone screen.
So you shouldn't freak out and think there's no way you're going to actually meet somebody online. It's just about how to figure out how to do it effectively.
Because that's the actual problem with dating apps.
Bumble seems to attract the type of guy I'm attracted to in general, relatively preppy, good looking, successful.
The guys aren't just looking for a hook up or a one night stand like on other dating apps.
What are you trying to prove with your paragraphs of text?!
I had a great experience on a new-ish dating app, The Dating Lounge.
They seem simple and slick, letting you just quickly swipe and make an instantaneous connection.
But the truth is, they're incredibly time-consuming and it's not always easy to take the conversations offline.
Then I like that I was able to reach out to the woman behind the app who is a real Professional Matchmaker and ask her what she thought of him as a match for me.