It was getting serious with one of my Tinder matches.
After a witty opener (he, having studied at Oxford, asked if I was British because I somehow looked it) and exchanging our jobs and educational background, we were discussing our favorite Delaware beach destination.
(Two more deal breakers for you, right there.) One of his favorite quotes is "Live each week like it's Shark Week": He is a former high school popular bro. Gym pics: Usually a mirror pic or selfie—either is a sign he's seeking validation and/or is an attention whore.
Instagram handle: Please stop using dating apps and websites to whore out your social media and get more followers.
Pro-life sentiments: On Ok Cupid they have those lists of questions and you wouldn't believe the number of men who select that women shouldn't have an abortion under any circumstance. Your mouth should not jingle like a pocket full of change when you speak.
God forbid I had ever planned on kissing you, where would my lips go?
During the month that I used social dating apps to find new buddies, I sent countless unrequited salutations, offered up priceless New York City travel recommendations, and even gave my number to a guy who wanted to discuss first amendment rights. When I started, I believed that, with millions of people just searching for company online, I'd easily find my new bestie or at least someone down for a platonic hang.
You're so nice, and I don't want to lead you on in any way.(Nude pictures, probs.)Stating how many times a week you work out: Don't care.Telling me that you're looking to try new things and dating out of your race is one of them. Too many sneaker pics: Like, you could have fixed your teeth with all that money you spent on kicks.Thumb rings: You wanna caress my face with that thumb and my answer is No.Pictures of you and multiple women: Why are dudes doing this?!Puka shell necklaces: But, like, you're not from Hawaii..you're not a surfer..