What have been people's experiences? I always found it dull, and until this year didn't really put much time into it. Earlier this year I did sign up to multiple apps and swipe as much as I could daily without paying. I talked to the women I matched with and eventually met a few. With a couple we dated repeatedly (until one of them asked me to go exclusive so I ended it with the other one). Two months on, the one who wanted an exclusive relationship with me has ended things. I feel like I can't be bothered with the whole process. I think the issues are these:
- Very boring profiles. On Hinge, the number who give answers to questions like "What is the sign of a good date?" with "You get a second date" is huge. The ones who say anything to distinguish themselves is limited, which means you're going mainly or entirely on looks. For other apps, there is even less to go on.
- When it comes to looks, the apps seem packed with average looking, chunky women. This isn't who I match with - just the whole dating pool.
- There is nothing fun about swiping or even chatting to women on an app, but women often expect a LOT of time doing this before you meet.