It’s like tax season for accountants — only I work on romantic relationships rather than relationships with the IRS (for good reason). The dream of summer is a distant twinkle in your eye.But when you think about it, this spike makes total sense. And the blanket you’re under is big enough for two. After nearly a decade of first dates, bad boyfriends (sorry, guys), and ample time spent on five different dating apps, I know a thing or two about the ins and outs of the pastime most 20-somethings love to hate.In the last few years, of course, dating apps have become increasingly prevalent.Now, I’m not saying mine is perfect, but I do think mine accomplishes this pretty well.
Don’t take yourself (or your matches) too seriously, and you’ll find yourself with some fun dates, some great stories to tell, and maybe even a real match.
But in pursuit of standing out, you could be ostracizing an entire group of people who might not get your humor.
Instead of going for “funny,” pursue “witty.” It’ll show off how smart you are while simultaneously opening up doors for conversation.
Excellent examples: a sample headshot a friend took for you, a candid snapshot of you and your parents on vacation, a selfie you took in great lighting on a day when you were feeling good, that funny picture of you and your two guy cousins, and a picture of you and your puppy.
This should not be nearly as hard as everyone makes it.
On apps that don’t require much writing Don’t try to summarize yourself in something the length of a tweet or two. Use something that you’re actually interested in and turn it into a tweet length, one-liner, or quick story — think upbeat or even funny. Don’t have expectations, put your phone away, and don’t hype dates to the point of nervousness.