On the plus side, though, I love how detailed people’s profiles are.
And it’s actually not that tedious to fill in your own profile, thanks to the Tinder-like yes-or-no swiping game (e.g. Swipe right for yes, and left for no.”) Unlike Tinder, it’s easier to get a gauge of what kind of person you’re checking out.
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It’s also a huge deal that you always view profiles in complete anonymity; I wouldn’t want to come off as a perv – even if I sometimes am. You might get a little sick of swiping left after a while but hey, at least you’re sure that the only one who gets to talk to you are people you’ve already pre-approved.
I also love the moments feature where you can share things with your existing matches.
Also, why wasn’t I ever compatible with any of the cute ones? It’s also kind of a downer being able to compare how many people visited your profile and how many you matched with. The interface is a mess; it’s just a crowded checkerboard of tiny faces. I don’t know what I’m supposed to do when I open the app and their little Shake feature is basically just asking for some sleazebag from the other side of the world permission to send you photos of himself topless. And it’s such a gyp because the interface is actually really nice! For someone who loves talking about herself, I got sick and tired of talking about myself.
And just like OK Cupid, you basically have no privacy; absolutely anyone can check you out and message you, and vice-versa. I was complaining about OKCupid’s crazy filters but I’d like them back, please. It took all of the wrong parts of social networking and made it into some kind of free-for-all dating app. It takes forever to finish your profile (and when it says you’re done, you’re actually only 40% done and still have a ton of follow-up questions), only to find out that you have to PAY to get any decent action in. I do not have all day to set up my profile because looking for a date isn’t my day job.
Now, choosing your potential mate (or one-night stand) is just a matter of swiping on your phone.