Camille Styles

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Tips for Meeting the Right Guy Online

February 8th, 2017

Can love, real love, be found as the result of a swipe? It’s the question that so many of my single friends and I have been discussing as more of them embrace the world of online dating. Love ’em or hate ’em, dating apps are an integral part of love in the modern world, and since Valentine’s Day is around the corner, we thought it would be the perfect time to find out how to increase your odds of making a real love connection. If anyone could be called an expert, it would be Whitney Wolfe, founder of the Bumble app that’s changed the rules of online dating by letting women make the first move — and around here, we love that it has women’s empowerment at its core. We took the opportunity to drill Whitney on everything we’re dying to know about online dating, so keep scrolling for the interview, and we’d love to hear in the comments how you feel about love and dating in the digital age (war stories welcome!)

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3 Comments under :: Tips for Meeting the Right Guy Online
  1. Ela Kaimo says:

    Ghosting is a really awful thing to do to someone – take it from me, who has experienced it firsthand! I can’t understand why a “Sorry, not interested” is so hard to do.

  2. Eva says:

    Well I think this is a great conversation piece because a lot of people still associate online dating as weird or desperate and it’s crazy that this stigma still exists in today’s day and age where technology is the forefront to many of the things we hold dear in life! I met my now husband in 2014 when Tinder was still the rage. I was hesitant to even get on it because I wasn’t sure I was ready but at the same time, I was ready to try something new so I took a chance, created a profile and had fun swiping. One night in particular, I met one of my Tinder dates only to KNOW during the date that this was going no where. I never assume someone is going to pay for me so I quickly offered to pay my portion of the tab (mind you I aways bring cash because I hate splitting and drawing out the process, it’s awkward enough as it is, amirite?) and left promptly. That night, I went back on Tinder swiping when I came across one gentleman who seemed a bit dorky but yet classy so I said, screw it, let me “like him” and soon enough, we exchanged numbers, we texted and planned to may a few days later. I later find out he was only in town for a week and was instantly turned off because I thought he was just looking for fun so I went in with an open mind to this date. Let’s just say fast forward almost three years later and it still feels like I never got off that date! I eventually moved out of state with him, got married and now we have a beautiful baby girl. You never know where life will take you and possibilities of meeting people that aren’t necessarily within arms reach. I had a lot of naysayers about our relationship but we’re in our 30s, we both were looking for the same thing and it completely worked! So my advice? Take chance, go in with an open mind, expect some bad apples and keep your head up! You never know you might find your forever hot date!

  3. Kate says:

    My biggest tip? Stay open-minded. My husband and I met online 7 years ago. We would never have met in real life. He’s a funny, sweet, intelligent, but very shy guy, who said he would not have had the confidence to approach me in person. I actually reached out to him first because his profile sounded smart and funny. He seemed cute and nice, but not really my type, when we first met, but I stuck it out for a second date. We ended up talking for hours and after that, things just came together.

    Seven years, a baby boy, a dog, a house, two cross country moves and a milllion amazing moments later, I am so happy that I took a chance on online dating and got to know a guy who didn’t quite seem like my type.

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