Dating apps are a world of their own. But sometimes in this world, it’s beneficial to have some sort of a guide, map or Gandalf leading your path. You don’t want to take that turnoff onto Catfish Boulevard, Stalker Avenue or end up the pits of Fudgeboy City (to sugar-coat the category that actually can apply to both genders).
A TikTok user @Sydneyplus is serving as a guide to people on dating apps by offering some industry-insider advice. She explained that her job was related to customer support for a dating app that “shall not be named”, and put together a little exposé on dating app profile red flags.
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“How to detect dating app profile red flags, by someone who actually works at a dating app co,” (according to @Sydneyplus).
1.“If he’s standing in front of a nice car, eight times out of 10 it’s not his.”
2.”If they describe themselves as a ‘musician’, ‘entrepreneur’ or ‘writer’ – you’re splitting the bill.”
3.“If he says ‘my mom is my world’ he’ll either ghost you or propose within a month, there’s no in-between.”
4.“And if he’s looking for ‘smth (something) casual’, it’s not worth the tears sis.”
Sydney added a nugget of knowledge in another video that she acquired after dealing with users wondering why their matches wouldn’t meet up with them.
5.”9 times out of 10 if a guy won’t meet you in person, the reason is, he’s taken.”
The video had a lot of people laughing (or to be technical, expressing that they were laughing) in relatable chuckles, and users went on to weave their own experienced red flags into the mix.
6.”I don’t like drama= they create drama” (Allycat031427)
7.”just the fish pictures” (Courtney Warner)
8.”All group pics. I didn’t come here to play where’s Waldo” (Jacqueline).
While a lot of these make for a good laugh, people in the comment section of the video did bring up two very good points. What are the red flags for girls’ profiles on dating sites, and what are the green flags for everyone?
Picture: TikTok @Sydneyplus