Spring is here, and if you’re feeling down in the dumps about your single status, then look no further.
It always plays out the same: I download the app, put up the same profile pic (because I look he loves Nas. If you’re looking for a Harvard man or an Amherst girl, go for Highly Selective. App addicts may cringe about this but I personally liked the idea of reading through each profile versus mindlessly swiping. Well-Traveled: Nearly every guy I saw had travel as an interest in his profile, especially international travel.
I’m making matches but the guys aren’t saying anything. I’m messaging and it’s not leading to an actual date. I end up deleting the app and happily use the extra space for more Spotify playlists. Tinder has 50 million users but let’s be honest, how many are guys you’d actually want to share a martini with…and possibly more? I joined the waitlist in last place at #113,364—which is more people than the town I grew up in—but was rushed to the head of the line because, you know, I know people.
That feeling when your thumb goes numb from all the left-swiping you’ve done on Tinder? General admission is cool but dating apps need a V. The Profile The profile is similar to most apps but there’s a huge focus on education. The League pulls directly from your Linked In and Facebook, which is a hit or a miss, because the Profession listed is not my current position. Search Criteria Input what you’re looking for in a match in Preferences.
As a single girl in New York City and lifestyle writer (with major FOMO issues), I’ve pretty much tried every dating app from Tinder and Happn to Bumble and Hinge. Unlike Tinder, you can actually search by height (6 feet and up please! There’s also the option to be Highly Selective, Selective or indifferent to education.
You can check out all the big headlines here, but for me, it was the random facts which made me chuckle as I compared the way people in different cities date. We All Think We're Hotter Than Our Dates Time Out asked survey respondents to rate both themselves and their average dates, out of 10.
The international readers were incredibly self-assured. Rather than punching above their weight, on average daters scored themselves as 7.3 out of 10, and their dates just 6.5 out of 10. Hong Kong Men are the Biggest Players One of the questions on the survey was about how many people respondents dated at once.Wednesday March 4 The Joint – Meat & Greet Love a good piece of meat? The Joint aims to ignite the eternal flames of love, by plying you with slow-cooked pork, BBQ ribs, and complimentary cocktails. Pop Up Dating – VIP Professional Singles Party If you fancy yourself one of the elite, join 150 single ‘ VIP professionals’ (whatever that means) at private members’ club Home House. Speed Dater – Wine Tasting Whether you know your chablis from your shiraz, or you confuse merlot with malbec, all are welcome at this event, where you’ll sample six different wines, while a wine expert tells you more about what you’re drinking.Oh, and you’ll also meet some other single wine fans while you’re at it.After each round, the men move on, so you get to chat to everyone in the room. Tuesday March 10 ©Rob Greig Original Dating – Literary Speed Dating Like speed dating, but with added smarts!And there’s even a bottle of bubbly for the winners. Saturday March 7 Lovestruck – Saturday Special Brew Take your pick from a range of craft beers, and organic and biodynamic wines, in a brewery full of singletons. Avoid the normal awkward questions by spending four minutes discussing your favourite books.For Thatcher Shultz, finding the right dating app is nearly as difficult as finding the right girl.