So, I’m sure that if you’ve been single for any length of time, at some point you’ve probably found yourself immersed in the world of online dating. Maybe you found it yourself or you’ve had apps recommended to you. If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that after a while, you start to notice similar… tropes shall we say. So, here are 6 types of people you’ll meet when online dating in the UK…
The cheesy one
You know the type. They think they’re really smooth and have game. This is the type of person that still uses chat up lines like ‘did it hurt when you fell from heaven?’ Just the type of cringeworthy lines that are made even worse by the fact that they probably send to everyone they meet when online dating.
The double, triple texter
Look, we all get busy. Sometimes you’ll get a message and you won’t always be able to reply immediately. However, the double, triple texters will just keeping blowing up your phone without waiting for you to respond. Intense, much?!
These are the people that will come out with the most explicit filth
out of nowhere after saying they respect women. Yeah, sure.
The ‘I’m not on here much, add me on Insta/Snapchat’ type
Ah, one of the most common types of people you’ll meet when online dating in the UK is definitely this person. The ones that are either using their dating app to get more Insta followers or just ‘advise’ you to slide straight into their DMs. What a way to market your ‘brand’. It’s almost as common as the ‘fake 5 star ratings from ex and mum’ people you meet when online dating.
The ‘feminist’ who gets real creepy and inappropriate almost immediately
What a great one (she says, sarcastically). These people will start by saying how they support women and equality etc, quickly followed by a message asking for nudes or perhaps the ultimate no-no, the unsolicited dick pic. These are the people that will come out with the most explicit filth out of nowhere after saying they respect women. Yeah, sure. Out of all the 6 types of people you’ll meet when online dating in the UK, this is undoubtedly one of the worst.
One-word answers are annoying on their own, but coupled with
not being asked anything?! Unacceptable!
The ‘one-word answer, asks no questions back’ one
Is there anything more irritating than trying to have a conversation with someone and getting nothing back? Well, that can be the norm with online dating. One-word answers are annoying on their own, but coupled with not being asked anything?! Unacceptable! It’ll go a little something like this:
You: “Hey, how are you?”
You: “Got any exciting weekend plans?”
You: *slowly loses the will to live…
The ‘swipe left if *insert longlist*
Ah, the all negative one. Pro tip for online dating, maybe don’t start by listing all the things you don’t want in a person on your profile. Some people use it as a joke, but it just comes across bitter. This one will earn themselves many left swipes before they even have a chance to match…
So, there you have it! 6 types of people you’ll meet when online dating in the UK. It’s true that there are plenty of fish in the sea… but there’s also a ton of trash in there too. So, prepare yourself for some dodging and weaving of that trash to find your perfect match. Good luck!