The term “online dating” used to be such a novelty. Now if I’m talking to someone about a date they’ve got coming up, I just kind of assume there’s at least a 50% chance they connected through some kind of app.
On its face, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that. Just one more iteration in many that humans have come up with as a way to meet people. You used to have to like, organize an entire ball and go dance with a hanky for 20 minutes or something before deciding which Kingdom you wanted to own. Way too high pressure, no thanks.
Which isn’t to say that the modern dating scene is without its foibles. I mean, just look at these tweets.
10. 21 questions
It’s the same ol’ same ol, you wanna come over or what?
I think the most annoying part about online “dating” is playing “how are you” and 21 questions over and over and over again.
“What do you do for fun?”
It’s a pandemic. For fun, I move from my bedroom to my kitchen table and if I really want to spice it up, I go to Target.
— bridgette bianca (@thebridgebianca) March 16, 2021
9. Dog days
You really saved it in the end there.
Always thinking about this amazing message I got from a tinder match pic.twitter.com/aFulKZFFjK
— Pilkin (@spange1995) March 15, 2021
8. A higher plane
Drugs are a heck of a drug.
Haven’t been on Tinder in a while, oh look a new match 👀 pic.twitter.com/91NJqKXs0d
— GhostSlut (@GhostSlut69) March 16, 2021
7. Just some hobbies
Who could possibly have that much energy?
Men on dating apps: MY HOBBIES ARE GYM, SNOWBOARDING, CAMPING, FISHING, HUNTING, RACING CARS, GOLFING, BASEBALL, BASKETBALL, GYM, CLIMBING MOUNT EVEREST. What about you?
— Lola Williams (@0Wait_what0) March 19, 2021
6. Build me up
Yeah, it’s time to get in there and really raise the roof.
When you’ve given up on online dating and bar hook ups. pic.twitter.com/nFxpmiMI99
— Weird Movie Brothers (@WeirdMovieBros) March 16, 2021
5. Let’s get it started
Did I stutter?
And of course, the classic, being invited to start the chat pic.twitter.com/7mtRox9YHt
— DEV (@devmeenagh) March 18, 2021
4. Dunking donuts
I’m sorry, what sir?
this is fine, I love online dating pic.twitter.com/AoWybOfdfJ
— mollz (@mollydeez) March 18, 2021
3. Picking pics
There really are other fish in the sea.
The hardest part on online dating, is trying to pick a profile pic. 😂 pic.twitter.com/vfCVnBEFnr
— Jason Duncan Keith (@McTrotszky) March 13, 2021
2. Share and share alike
I said maybe
You’re gonna be the one who shaves me
Cause after all
You’re my Barbasol
Let the WTFs of online dating begin
1) I would think this might be a topic for later discussion – not an icebreaker pic.twitter.com/vXP71khRt9
— WhatACaptivatingDisaster (@s_elizabeth1983) March 14, 2021
1. On a roll
Well goodbye then, James.
Online dating what could go wrong. pic.twitter.com/EdIYu7Q2M1
— James💁🏼♀️ 🏳️🌈👠 (@j4m3s_87) March 13, 2021
For anyone out there looking for love, you got this. Best of luck.
What have been your experiences with online dating?
Tell us about them in the comments.