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Women reveal biggest dating app turnoffs

Flash a smile, put effort into your bio and NEVER leave your page blank: Women reveal what makes dating app profiles standout (and why you should think twice about puppy photos!)

  • Dating platform Bumble has looked into the habits of Australian women  
  • In a report, women revealed their biggest profile turnoffs and preferences  
  • Interestingly, women in their thirties are not so swayed by puppy photos
  • It found that women have missed opportunities by not making the first move

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You’re Using Dating Apps Wrong

The biggest mistake people make is looking for a checklist instead of a connection. Interacting with a dating app––tweaking your profile, replying to intriguing messages, ignoring messages from idiots––can feel like it’s own job. Sure, it’s exciting at first to be matched with a semi-attractive local. But after a few awkward dates and brushes with legit weirdos, the disappointment and frustration from using these apps can make even the most optimistic person turn jaded about modern romance.
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Are dating apps going too far by stalking your personal habits?

Like any diligent single looking for love, Nicodemos Varnava received a bundle of recommended matches on Coffee Meets Bagel recently and evaluated them accordingly. The dating app suggested one person in particular who caught the 25-year-old New Brunswick, NJ, resident’s eye — the woman was strikingly attractive and seemed to have similar interests. But Varnava’s hopes were dashed when he dug deeper and realized she had a fatal flaw.

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Average dudes actually have a tough time getting love on dating apps

It’s tough out there for the average guy trying to find love. I know, the tears of sympathy are probably already welling in your eyes. New data from the dating app Hinge has shown that only a small segment of dudes are getting the lion’s share of the likes. So, if it feels like rough stuff out there for you, a middle-of-the-road chap, that might explain it. Read more:
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Instagram is updating its comments with conversation threads

Today, Instagram announced a major upgrade to its comments section that will let people thread different conversations under a single post. The feature was first reported as a test on Android apps earlier this summer, but now, the company is adding threaded comments to everyone’s accounts on both Android and iOS. Read more:
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Dating in other parts of the world can get weird

Love is a universal thing. Dating, not so much.

Going out, hookups and relationships in countries and cities around the world are not exactly the same as what singles experience in New York City. Expats and global travelers say it’s typically harder to date here than anywhere else, given the ultracompetitive environment.