What Are the Pros and Cons of Dating Apps?

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It is difficult to give any concrete advice regarding dating apps, because seeking a date is a highly personal activity, with too many factors to take into account, as regards personal success. Thus only you can decide whether a dating app is worth it for you, no one else can make that judgement, especially for the following reasons:

  1. A dating app like, Tinder or Bumble, offers a service, which either suits the users, or doesn’t. But only individual experience can help users decide if they are really benefiting from that service. Human beings being different, it is likely that every user has his/her own unique experience, with varying levels of satisfaction.
  2. There are millions of people using dating apps now because the old ways and means of finding partners are no longer there. If you don’t use apps, you could be losing access to tons of other daters. So the best thing is to learn to use them, find out why they might not be working as well for you, and hang in there. Patience often pays off. But you have to know what you’re seeking, and what actions will improve your chances.
  3. You are likely to meet someone on a dating app much quicker than anywhere else. But another good, underrated vehicle for meeting potential dates are the local MeetUp groups. In fact they are much better because they are mainly about socialising, they are also face to face, and there is no pressure to impress anyone, as you are mainly going to mingle and be entertained. If you happen to like someone, hurray. If not, it doesn’t matter. There’s always the next event and new people. That’s how I met my current partner seven years ago, through a MeetUp club I organised, and I can’t praise it enough.
  4. It is easy to believe that dating apps are not worth it, if you are having little reaction. But there are lots of reasons for that, too, and only educating yourself on how to get the best from dating apps would change your situation. For example, try other dating apps than the ones you’re familiar with, and compare the outcomes. That comparison could give you a better idea of what suits you best rather than seeing any particular dating app as defective.

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