It bothers me when people complain about not having a significant other, but at the end of the day they’re doing absolutely to find someone.Isn’t it strange that meeting someone at a bar is considered more romantic than finding them online?
Smoothing the static electricity out of my sweater and rubbing a chunk of dead skin off my lip, I settled into the ‘70s-upholstery auditorium chair in a 100 percent foul mood, with an attitude of “Why the co-author Eric Klinenberg — brought only anecdotal evidence about bad dates and mean boys (and their personal, happy, IRL-sourced marriages).
The side arguing that it was false — chief scientific advisor Helen Fisher and Ok Cupid vice president of engineering Tom Jacques — brought hard data.
My roommates and I could spend all day on Tinder if we were bored enough- just sifting through guys like playing cards.
But I don’t want to swipe all day, and I don’t have all day to spend on dating apps- I’m a busy bee.
I decided to use Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB), and here are the observations that I made. Dating In College Is Pretty Terrible It’s really difficult to meet people organically because everyone is sewn to their phones and thinking of what their next move is going to be on Instagram or Snapchat.
Guys, at least at my school, are pretty rude as soon as the sun goes down.
It takes 10 seconds to get a Bagel and decide whether or not you like them.
It’s just another app connecting me with people and making my life easier.
You can’t tell if someone is interested, not interested or just being a creep.
Some of my friends use dating apps just to make friends.
It’s a well-argued piece by Julie Beck, who writes, “The easiest way to meet people turns out to be a really labor-intensive and uncertain way of getting relationships.