Things On Dating Apps That Make Me Really Doubt My Generation’s Ability to Love

Okay, okay. So I gave in and rejoined a dating app  3 weeks back. I haven’t been on a date in over 6 months because I’ve honestly just not been too psyched about putting myself out there. And most people don’t understand why not. So here are some very fun samples of men you find on dating apps –


Married men/couples (really?) looking for more.

The ‘Can We Do It Already’ Types

The ones who can’t wait to just ‘do it’.

The One’s I Don’t Get

What is even going on here? *Sigh*

English translation: Which shampoo do you use, dear lady?

The Ones I Can’t Seem To Hold Conversation With

<insert screenshots of all the men I’ve chatted with yet>

The pool I’m dating is aged 29-35 years and yet finding a mature man to connect with is so difficult. I think I’m also very disinterested in pursuing conversations that don’t immediately arouse my interest. I also convinced an older male friend of mine to try dating apps and so he asked me to make him one and boy, has it been hard to get him matches. I really don’t understand why.

But ufff.. this post is for every person who tries to convince their single friend to get on dating apps and that there are still ‘good ones’ left out there and that there are ‘plenty of fish in the sea’ – please stop. You might have good intentions when you say these things and you probably got lucky when you found your forever one, but dating in this age is hard.

I wish I could just hang around at a book store and find the one when we both reach out to pick out the same book. Dating apps officially suck.

Rant over.

I’m looking for some hope. So drop your love stories in the comments. Have you met your significant other? How did you meet? Tell us your stories.

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Hilary Tan says:

    Ugh. FWB really bugs me. When I first tried dating sites, I ran into a lot of guys who just wanted that. Also, I never understood why married men would cheat on their wives….I guess it goes to show their true character.

    Ironically, I met my husband on a dating site. We have been married for 7 years now πŸ™‚

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    1. I love hearing stories like these! I actually met a guy from an app and he’d like to stay in touch. We’ll be meeting next time in the city where he lives … he did seem a lot more mature and smart than the others I’ve dated. Fingers crossed. Congrats to you!

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      1. Hilary Tan says:

        When it comes to dating sites, there is still hope. I wish the very best for you guys. How exciting that you’re planning to meet him in the city! ✨

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      2. Thank you. πŸ˜ŠπŸ™ˆ

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  2. TCKlaire says:

    I wish I could offer you hope right now

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  3. petespringerauthor says:

    So glad I don’t have to navigate this world. What a bunch of losers!

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  4. Jane Doe says:

    Aha bumble… I made a profile and well I’ve had a similar experience. And then when you do match it’s the “what are you looking for” question that kills it. Like if you had read my BIO maybe you’d know? Like why is anyone on these apps? …. I hope you meet a nice one though! One way or another.

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    1. I stop replying if they answer that question. I feel like the answer should be fairly obvious – and it’s always in the bio.

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  5. Esha says:

    This has been an interested read. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry πŸ’€


  6. This is so real! What I don’t understand is why these guys in relationships think we should feel privileged to deal with them – their poor wives. They’re like children who don’t know what they want.
    I also a few profiles who were like “For the ladies over 30…” and “For the ladies under 30…” lol. So fake.
    I will say I’ve been on a few nice dates, but this was in a big city. In smaller cities, I noticed it’s a lot harder to talk to good quality guys.
    Also, I feel bad for your friend. I’ve spoken to guys who are fairly good-looking and even they had issues getting matches. Which goes to show that those cocky guys aren’t getting as much game as they make out. We women have the advantage. πŸ˜‰ Keep those standards high!


  7. Woah it was an interesting post, Di. I have no idea about these sites but those married people cheating on their partners… disgusting.


  8. Ugh. I want to date again but *this* is why I refuse to go on apps so Idk how I plan on meeting people yet…

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    1. Happy Panda says:

      Sameee! I’m very awkward when men approach me when I’m out and I’m also too awkward to make the first move. So I guess I’m going to die alone. 🀷🏽🀣


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