Truth about dating in college
The chemistry isn't very complicated if the ingredients never touch. I swapped my swipe for a tap into all the social events the internet could offer. I filtered for the things I liked doing, and indirectly filtered for the types of people I would meet.
I went on to take a boxing class, and joined a new gym. Add to that the kicker: When I showed up to the online dates I wasn't interested in, I had wasted a night.
Dating apps reward homogeneity, sifting everyone into two-dimensional profiles that look the same, sound the same, and in some cases, even algorithmically identify which picture is best to represent you for the largest possible audience.
Of course, people don't love each other for what makes them the same; they love them for what makes them unique.
I wanted more than a flat photo and a single sentence could provide.
So I chose to swipe dating apps right off my homescreen.
There were no filters—and therefore no excuses—they were actually getting me.A symbiotic relationship where two people don't just grow together, but toward each other.But how do you decide on the person, the deciding factor of your success?For others, like me, you might be better off on the road not taken.
It’s a weird concept: to be dating “online” as a college student.Apps like Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Grindr, and others are the dater's tools of choice , and yet hating them is the one thing we can all agree on these days.