25 Weird And Creepy Messages I've Actually Received That Show The Harsh Realities Of Being A Woman On Dating Apps
When I moved to NYC, I decided it was time to hop back on the ol' dating apps and see what the city has to offer. Spoiler alert: It's not going well.
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Since you may be wondering...here are the photos I use across my Tinder, Hinge, and Bumble profiles!
And, here's the bio I currently have on Tinder. My Hinge and Bumble bios are some variation of the exact same thing. I didn't really customize from app-to-app (except I mention how badly I want a french bulldog on the other profiles).
Here are just a few of the most *charming* openers I've received thus far:
Side note: If I answered the message, I have my response included. Unfortunately, for most of these, I didn't have the energy to respond.
1.This guy who wasted no time:
2.This embarrassing question:
3.This guy, whose bio said to "expect a corny pickup line," NOT a horny pickup line:
4.This overwhelming opener:
5.This question that made me ask, "Whatever happened to hello???":
6.This innocent question that took a turn:
7.This question I was never gonna answer:
8.This tongue guy:
9.This opener that was not a leg opener:
10.This message that literally came in at 10:00 a.m. on a Monday:
11.This one wish:
12.This interesting way to flirt that almost worked. TBH:
13.These compelling words from a 31-year-old man on a Tuesday night:
14.This direct approach that did not work:
15.This rather confusing request:
16.This warm invitation:
17.This guy whose dream I made come true:
18.This disappointing use of rhyme:
19.This confusing question:
20.This wild opener that was sent by a 30-year-old man at noon on a Monday:
22.This pressing question:
23.This scaredy cat who never elaborated:
24.This wild, Monday night request:
25.Finally, this zinger from a man in his 30s...sigh:
Anywayyy, my profiles are still up, but I'm mostly on a break from swiping. 🤷♀️ Some people are really nice and cool on the apps too! Unfortunately, the experience as a whole can just be a bit draining. And, I know plenty of people are receiving even weirder and worse messages than I am! Stay safe out there folks, and if you want to share any of your dating app frustrations, let's chat in the comments!
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