By: Ryan Corte
Dating in Charlotte? Remember these 5 tips!
EatWorkPlay has explored both sides of the Tinder realm…from one Charlottean finding the love of his life to another who found Tinder Hell. Are you navigating the online world looking for love? Follow these 5 tips to help you find it!
1) Patience is a virtue.
Just like anything, the dating world is constantly fluctuating. One day it may feel like everyone you know is in a relationship, engaged or married. Before you can blink an eye, you're out with friends and you cross paths with a new, attractive person who lives in your neighborhood. My point is, in a world that places so much emphasis on instant gratification, a little patience goes a long way.
2) Swipe (and date) with caution
Unfortunately, not everyone on these apps has good intentions. With this in mind, apps like Hinge try to create social accountability and eliminate the creepers by connecting you with friends of friends through Facebook. Regardless of the app you use, I highly recommend you provide a friend with basic details of each new person you date (just in case).
3) Perfect for you >>> perfection
Stop looking for what you perceive as the perfect person and start focusing on the characteristics that make someone perfect for you. There's a huge difference!
“Our romantic options are unprecedented and our tools to sort and communicate with them are staggering. And that raises the question: Why are so many people frustrated?” - Aziz Ansari, Modern Romance
4) Don't become consumed
These apps should be utilized to enhance your dating life, not take it over. Keep living your life as you always have and never shy away from the opportunity to meet someone special the old fashion way.
5) Own it
Attitudes towards online dating have shifted dramatically. In fact, according to Pew Research Center, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating.
The dating world is changing. Are you onboard?