Match Group, the online dating behemoth that owns the wildly popular Tinder, as well as other matchmaking companies such as Ok Cupid, and Plenty Of Fish, raised almost US0 million in its initial public offering late last year.Based on the IPO price, the group has a market value of about US.9 billion.(Why does Cookie Crisp make the roof of your mouth raw, exactly?This has always perplexed me.) As many of you know, I re-entered the dating world several months ago by venturing onto the dating app, Bumble.And over the past few months, I’ve had some awesome experiences, some hilarious experiences, and a handful of “Am I on Candid Camera? This story I’m about to tell you falls into the latter category. I was able to pick out my date fairly quickly because it was a small restaurant, but my heart sank as I got closer and realized he had obviously used photos on his profile that were at least ten years old. This is not meant to be catty or mean or body/age shaming. If I’m buying a pair of shoes on Ebay, I want to see pictures of the ACTUAL pair of shoes I’m buying, in their current state, scuffs and all.
With that said, after the past 10 months of intensive app dating I have decided that the man for me will not be hiding in an app, rather I will meet him in person.
Kind of like the traffic light turning green the minute you start to put on your makeup or the roof of your mouth feeling like it was left out in the sun too long the day after you eat your weight in Cookie Crisp.
There aren’t a whole lot of certainties in life…but this is one of them.
Yes, of course put your best foot forward with flattering images…but make sure they’re images that are no more than a year old and that actually LOOK like you. I don’t ever want to show up to a date and have a guy not recognize me from my photos…and I don’t want the same thing to happen to me. Once I got past my initial shock, I decided to just roll with things and see how the date played out.
Welp, the date played out by him first ordering my food FOR me.
I feel my opinion and experience in online dating is strong enough that I need to share my knowledge with others.