It feels like we’re forced to comply with social norms, even when they don’t align with our own values… for example, you may hold a deep, ‘old school’ belief that you should approach someone in real life in order to get to know them. But hey, tough luck, because nowadays the only way to get to know people (unless you’re hot, successful, and confident) is through… drum roll, please… Tinder, or any other dating app that you may find yourself falling prey to. See, these apps give you the illusion that there is an endless supply of normal, cool, potential partners out there.
And there are! But the truth is, the algorithm makes sure that none of these people make it to you. Let’s say you do get to talking with someone pretty chill… a lot of the time, you either get ghosted, stood up, or promptly blocked after refusing to Venmo them $250. If you’re kind of over these apps, you’re not alone. Scroll down for a grim, but kind of hilarious look at what other people go through when conversing with strangers. For more, here are 28 additional dating flops to take a look at.