The intricate workings of dating app algorithms are beyond us, at this point. It seems as though fate has conspired against us in this realm of digital romance. Tinder stands as both a glorious boon and a dreadful curse upon our species. On the one hand, it liberates us from the need to initiate face to face encounters with potential love interests. On the other hand, alas, it retrains us from indulging in the cherished art of approaching others in the real world. Whether one seeks a casual arrangement or a profound connection, the quest has become simultaneously easier and more arduous.
With each swipe, we are enticed by the promise of finding what we are looking for, yet reality fails to live up to these lofty expectations we have set for ourselves. Suppose, by some stroke of fortune, one gets a match, initiates a conversation, and arranges a meeting. More often than not, one is left to suffer the ignominy of being ghosted, stood up, or subjected to the presence of an individual with a peculiar proclivity for madness. Occasionally, there may be a shining moment of success, a serendipitous discovery amidst the tumultuous sea of potential partners. Such instances are as rare as finding a nugget of gold in a vast expanse of barren earth. So, to feel less alone, we find ourselves scrolling through dreadful dating app fails, which are pretty hilarious.