Dark side of online dating apps

Swipe right, left, up and down. Swipe till you find the right. The buzz around online dating has surely made us download dating apps at one point or another. The excitement of dating online just by chats is quite thrilling. Of course there are people who have met online and have decided to spend their lives together, but have you considered the percentage? Their percentage is nothing as compared to the fall outs that happen due to online dating apps.

While online dating apps can be as exciting as it gets, it does come with a few skeletons in the cupboard. While it offers you the romance with no strings attached, but let’s face it we are humans and are bound to get attached especially with the wrong one at the wrong time. Here are some dark sides of online dating apps that you should be aware of:

1. Reel or real

Let’s just say the profile picture you are seeing on the app can be fake. There is a full possibility that the person you are talking to is not the same one you are seeing online. Unless you have seen the person face to face, don’t believe what you see online.

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 2. Gone with the wind

You cannot trace the person you were talking to on online app unless you have exchanged phone numbers. If you are talking just through the online app, then the one you think is your dream man/woman can disappear and never come back. You might get attached and your date can easily break all ties with you just by finishing his/her existence from the app.

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3. You are not YOU!

Well, let’s just not pretend, if the person you are talking to can be fake, so can you. You are in constant urge to impress your online date and can lie about yourself with ease. There is not even a possibility for the person to read your body language and judge you. You become a different person that sometimes even you fail to recognize.

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4. Polygamy

Okay okay, let’s admit this. You are not the only one your online date is talking to. They might be double dating or even multi dating, because there is literally no way to find out about your online dating partner’s cheating habits. You might not be someone special to them but just another one of their fling.

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5. From dating to stalking

A lot of apps offer you of finding your online date nearby, in a distance as close as 100 m. What if the person turns out to be a psycho or a stalker? You do realize they can follow you around everywhere and stalk you to the level of being crazy, right? You cannot even avoid them on online app because they might come in person and ask you why aren’t you replying. So basically online dating can give you a stalker for life.

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This dark side of online dating apps is something everyone should keep in mind when they land up on an app to find either the right one or just a casual fling. We aren’t suggesting that dating apps are a bane, but they aren’t a boon either. Just be careful is all we are asking you to do. Till then relax and we hope you can find someone in real.