(Shirtless, flexing dudes, looking at you.) Though the data didn't extend to young women, it wouldn't hurt to lose the statements about living your *dream life*.Oh, so weird, you like movies and you also like dogs? So weird, you thought you were the first to come up with the bad joke "We'll tell everyone we met at X location that's not Tinder/Hinge/Bumble/OK Cupid"?Thanks for all the great angles of your designer sunnies..we can't see your face.Not having a clear shot of your mug makes people think you've got something to hide, and no one wants to be catfished. It's always good to know what you want in a relationship.Selfies are good, selfies are great, and they're the best way to promote self-love in an angry troll-happy cyberverse. But being ultra-specific about what you like and don't like in a person can cut off a potential pool of interested people from swiping right if they feel like they don't fit the bill.It's better to come into dating with an open mind and allow yourself to be surprised.
Online dating apps are a special place where Friday night dreams go to die—but at the same time, they may be our greatest chance of meeting someone outside the two-block radius of our apartment/office.
So we keep swiping and hoping, fed on the stories of the happy couples who are *apparently* making it work through Tinder/Hinge/Bumble/what have you.