1. GhostLatte

    OP GhostLatte GBAtemp's Official Van Master™
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    Tinder has been treating me well.
     
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  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer
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    Saw the above recently and was curious myself. Enough to consider making a similar thread asking about perceptions so I will hijack this one.

    Anyway surveyed them when a client wanted a dating website made a few years back. Never used them in anger myself and can't see it happening in the foreseeable future -- I am too old these days and even if I was not then real life is better for this sort of thing. I was around to see them rise up and never quite saw why people attached a stigma to them.
     
  3. Futurdreamz

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    Scruff is fun, but unless you're fit you're just going to get pictures of things you didn't want to see.
     
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  4. DinohScene

    DinohScene hail p1ngpong
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  5. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend
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    I like hookup apps a lot. When I first used them, I wondered where they'd been all my life.
     
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  6. spotanjo3

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    Heck no. Don't trust it. No matter what.
     
  7. Lacius

    Lacius GBAtemp Legend
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    What don't you trust?
     
  8. mattytrog

    mattytrog You don`t want to listen to anything I say.
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    Dating apps?

    Lets see...

    Men:
    Cheaters
    Swingers
    Socially Awkward
    Closeted gay men
    The scammers. Normally from some hellhole banana republic, looking to take advantage of peoples loneliness.

    Women:
    Cheaters
    Nutcase Women.
    The fake barbie plastic women. That normally charge.
    The Eastern European women. That normally charge. Or are after a visa.
    The Asian women. After a visa

    Both sexes:
    The Too Good To Be True... Will make your dreams come true if you send them some money via Western Union to help them flee the country / violent husband / wife

    And inbetween:
    You might find a real genuine nice person. Like looking for a needle in a pile of needles.
    Or a psychopath who will end up chopping you up and stuffing your body parts in a freezer.

    Nutshell:
    A minefield. Why people want to put themselves at risk with so many weirdos around is beyond me. Especially with this apparent rape culture.
     
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  9. Deleted User

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    Never been into them. The second time I downloaded tinder to use it seriously I found a girl who went to school with me and we chatted for a while (I like to think that we liked each other and that it wasn't just out of curiosity but it doesn't matter). After some hours she sent me her phone number (I didn't ask it) and she invited me to have some coffee. That's where I panicked. I told her I couldn't go because had to do some stuff and tried to stop talking with her very slowly until she stopped texting me. I eventually regretted it and realised I was a bit "blunt" and haven't used another app in a while (it's been 2 years I think).
     
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  10. Glyptofane

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    Good way to get a disease.
     
  11. Deleted User

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    I've never tried Tinder before, I downloaded the app but never used it. HelloTalk has worked for me. It's a language exchange app not a dating app, but given that you meet people of the opposite gender on the app romance does occasionally happen. Only use this app if you're actually learning a foreign language; guys who use this app solely to meet girls don't get very far.
     
  12. Lilith Valentine

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    I tried for a short period of time and just mostly ended up getting hit on by guys who saw me as a fetish and ignored the fact that I wasn't looking for guys.
    Although, I should note that was actually just a furry site's app designed for everything from dating to friends and there was no filter. So I guess I kind of walked into my own problem on that one.
     
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  13. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Has a PhD in dueling
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    most are garbage I tend to try dating chatrooms rather than apps or IMVU
     
  14. osaka35

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    There's a lot of ghosting, a lot of spam, and a lot of people looking for the hottest person to find them attractive.

    I use tinder and bumble with not much success.

    I'm also fairly picky, and swipe no on most people. I only want what I want, not a "good enough". Those I do match with tend to ghost on me or I forget to respond quickly because of school.

    I'm ̶3̶3̶0̶0̶9̶8̶ 33 solar years, but look 25. People my age think I'm too young, people younger think I'm too old. And here I thought a young face would help when I got older.
     
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  15. Hayato213

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    A lot of spam bots, fake accounts.
     
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  16. H1B1Esquire

    H1B1Esquire RxTools, the ultimate CFW machine.
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    I used to use PoF, OkC, Tinder, etc, but now I find it easier to just talk to women randomly. Online personas are *nice* if you never meet the person--I'd rather cash u ousside (how bow dah), no makeup, no coffee, pissed off, with a resting bitch face after you just farted and hoped no one would walk by.
     
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  17. Hayato213

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    Except POF is all bots now, real female is just ignoring guys, I had a friend bitch about that he gotten ignored.
     
  18. H1B1Esquire

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    It does happen, but I've noticed if the picture looks too good, it's a dude in Nigeria.

    Granted, if you're going around stalking women, asking for a beej in the first message, you have no picture, etc, you've got about .09% of a chance that you'll even get your page viewed by the person you messaged.

    Of course, could it be that your friend isn't someone women want in a partner in your area? Women have preferences.
     
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  19. UnwantedFortune

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    I've found two girlfriends on Tinder, but that's really the extent of my internet dating life. I never get very many matches and typically the ones I do get, don't really talk much or just unmatch with me within minutes. It's really not that easy. I've been using Tinder for, maybe about over a year.


    EDIT: I've also never had a hookup, the idea of it just seems strange but if the opportunity came up I'd probably be willing to try.
     
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  20. smileyhead

    smileyhead I like cute stuff.
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    I had a joke account on Tinder once, roleplaying as a skeleton. Whenever I'd get a match, I would say nothing and just exchange skeleton GIFs with the person until they stopped responding. I got bored in a couple of weeks though, so I stopped.
    I remember a girl who would always keep sending skeleton GIFs back... maybe I should've talked to her.
    Welp, I was underage at the time anyway (not by a lot, I was 17, but still).
     
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