Guys, STOP Posting These Pictures on Dating Apps Before It's Too Late
Flipping through my dating apps last week, I did a double take. A 7/10 guy who worked in sales wearing a baseball hat, holding a puppy stared back at me. Hadn't I just swiped left on this guy a few minutes ago? I paused. His pictures looked eerily familiar. I kept on swiping. No, no, no. Wait a second — there he was again. Only it wasn't him. It was a clone. Same exact pictures, just moved around a little. I grabbed my girlfriend's phone and started going through her matches. I suddenly felt like I was in The Da Vinci Code or A Beautiful Mind or some other Tom Hanks/Russell Crowe movie involving being a genius and spotting patterns. All of the guys had the same exact photos.
It's as if someone gave a TED Talk on how to form a dating profile and every guy aged 23-35 followed the instructions. "There should definitely be a sporty one, so they know you're into manly things and like to keep in good shape." I imagined the expert teaching the entire single male population. "And also if you can get one with a child, extra points for that. Women go nuts for that stuff!" I mean, come on. Seriously? Now I can't help but notice the predictable pattern of pictures each guy has on his dating app profile. It's like they all want to get so much across just via picture selection when really, we spend less than 0.2 seconds on each one and truthfully make pretty flash judgments. Sorry, boys, I'm onto you.