MartinPrescott via Getty Images
AleksandarNakic via Getty Images
This means you can no longer send (or receive) copied and pasted complex, multi-syllable words in text form to the person you're chatting up. You actually have to use your words and your voice to articulate what you're saying, similar to having a real conversation. Remember, those days?
enisaksoy via Getty Images
With advances in singledom such as Tinder, being single has never been more entertaining. I've decided to not waste the pretty and to fully enjoy being young, single and mostly free of societal and hormonal pressures. Still, I haven't quite decided if I'm part the solution or the problem.
Turns out there's a lot to a name, especially if you're online dating.
I've gotten a lot of feedback for my recent post about the addictive quality of Tinder and today's hook-up culture. I wrote it in response to Nancy Jo Sales' article in the September 2015 edition of V...
Kevork Djansezian via Getty Images
People say that Tinder is addictive, and I can see why. It provides no joy, no closeness, no meaning. It's superficially stimulating and gives a false promise of fulfillment; just enough to compel the user to repeat the activity over and over again, in the hopes that eventually, they'll find what they're looking for.
Adam Berry via Getty Images
There's one type of photo guaranteed to get a second glance on Tinder: the dog photo. That's right, it's near impossible to swipe left when you've got the sweet, innocent eyes of a pup staring direct...
Ridofranz via Getty Images
Would you leverage your Uber app to find your soul mate? Or at the very least, your next Friday night guy or gal? After all, the first thing the app asks for is your "pickup location" which sounds suspiciously close to a dating app if you ask me.
Oxana Denezhkina via Getty Images
Some of us were born to be rocket scientists, others Olympic athletes. Me? Well I was born to serial date. And there's absolutely nothing I can do to change that. It's completely out of my control. Poor me.
Can a dating app produce a real, quality, long-lasting connection? For some, maybe. For those who are slow to trust, like me, it was less than ideal for a love-life happy ending. I did make a real connection -- just not the one I expected.
Social media often gets a bad reputation for how it impacts relationships; however, I truly believe it has the ability to benefit and enhance personal interactions. And it's not just for romantic interests, although that is something that is becoming more popular; social media offers opportunities for creating and maintaining relationships, whether with family, friendships or partners.
Whether it's sultry or sweet, a good text life is crucial for daters. Today, people are agonizing over what to type, not what to say. Here are some tips. Tone down the exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!! You're excited about your date, but play it cool. One fifth of Canadians say exclamation marks are a major texting no-no.
The term "friends with benefits" has taken on a whole new meaning. Hook-up apps from Plenty of Fish and Grindr taking over the dating world, but if you're not into meeting strangers, why not rethink...
I expected the world from Tinder when I first started. Most guys I know are content looking at the cleavage shots, and in the case of a match, asking the girl if she wants to meet up and grab a beer. After a casual date or two, the expectation is that you're going to get laid.