Hey, are you looking for a partner on dating apps? Well, maybe it is not the right place. Today, in this post I’ll be sharing 9 reasons why you should stop using dating apps and why they are bad for you.
However, all the points I’m about mention are based on some research I did online, if you find something not right, do let me know in the comments.
Now, without wasting any more time, let’s jump right into it.
1: They Give Mental Stress
Waking up in the morning and seeing zero matches hurts. All the right swipes you did counts nothing. It feels like nobody wants us.
Having anxiety and depression could destroy your mental health, you’ll feel negative all day. If you are not seeing positive results on dating apps, you may need to adjust a few things, like your bio and pics.
If you still don’t see a major impact even after updating your bio and photos, stop using them for some time, instead, visit local bars and clubs to seek a new partner.
Depending too much on dating apps, won’t be good at all for your mental health while visiting clubs or bars can boost your mood and confidence, and it can also help you find new friends.
2: They Are Money Suckers
You won’t believe how much these dating apps earn. According to a report, dating apps earned $5.6 Billion dollars in 2021 which is crazy.
As you can see in the graph, dating apps are constantly growing. Due to the lockdown, a lot of people were stuck in their homes and had nothing to do, so they invested their time in scrolling dating apps which boosted the revenue of these apps.
These apps force us to purchase their premium plan. There was a time when tinder was useful with its free version, but now they have made every feature premium. Btw, Tinder is a lot cheaper than Bumble, The lowest level for Tinder is about $4.99 a month while the cheapest for Bumble is about $17.99 a week.
$17.99 a week, that’s expensive. And these apps don’t guarantee that you’ll get dates even after purchasing their most expensive plan.
3: They Are Filled With H*rny People
Dating apps are not a place to find love. It’s filled with h*rny people, especially, men. According to Psychology Today, although there are genuine relationship-seeking men on the sites, there are also plenty of guys on there simply looking for s*x.
While most people would agree that on average men are more eager for s*x than women, it seems that many men make the assumption that if a woman has an online dating presence, she’s interested in sleeping with relative strangers.
Online dating does represent the convenience of being able to meet others that you possibly never would have otherwise, but women should be aware that they probably will receive rude/disgusting messages from horny guys, s*xual propositions/requests, d*ck pics, and a lot of creepy vibes.
4: They Can Decrease Your Self Esteem
There was a time when our risk of rejection used to be limited by the size of our primary social circle or dating pools. But now, thanks to social media and dating apps, we face rejection almost daily.
These small rejection doesn’t hurt people with strong mental health, but for those who have weaker mental health, these rejection can impact their self-esteem and confidence.
If you think these apps are constantly making you sad, stop using them completely or take a break and spend your time with your friends and family members, or if possible, contact a therapist.
5: They Waste Your Time
These apps are designed to suck your time. On average millennials spend 10 hours per week on Tinder, Bumble, etc. 10 hours are enough to write a blog post, finish a Youtube video, and complete a school or college project
Most people, especially, millennials don’t take time seriously, even though we are aware, that we have only 24 hours per day.
Wake up and work hard, wasting your time on these dumb apps would not make you successful. Use your time wisely. Remember, the competition outside is massive. Also, when you will have a lot of money in your bank, you’ll get a lot of dates too.
6: Majority Of People Lie On Their Dating Profile
Research done with help of over 1,000 online daters in the US and UK led by global research agency OpinionMatters revealed some very really interesting statistics.
A total of 53% of US participants confessed to having lied in their online dating profile. Women evidently lied more than men, with the most typical dishonesties being about looks.
Over 20% of women posted photos of their more youthful selves. But men were only slightly better. Their most typical lies were about their economic situation, especially about having a better job (financially) than they actually do.
More than 40% of men showed that they did this, but the tactic was also used by nearly a third of women.
While lying was slightly less dominant among the British sample, 44% did admit to lying in their profile. In both the US and UK samples, dishonesty decreased with age.
Maybe older people are just more curious about projecting their real self, rather than an imagined or ideal version.
7: They Demand Great Pictures
For a common person, it is difficult to buy a good DSLR or hire a professional photographer. Both of these things are expensive. Dating apps demand good HD pictures, if you don’t have them, you won’t be going to get a good amount of matches.
8: There Are Too Many Scammy Apps Available
You may have encountered a lot of scammy websites or apps before. They all have one big tag line “Single Mom Wants To Meet You”. It sounds funny, and if you have some brain cells, you won’t get scammed by them. But sadly, there are many people who think that it’s real, and agree to pay them.
If you see such apps on the Play Store or app store, report them as soon as possible and save those innocent men from getting scammed.
9: They Sell Your Info
Never give out your contact number, email address, and address. A new report has revealed that some of the world’s most famous dating platforms, like Grindr, OkCupid, and Tinder, have been covertly selling their Android app users’ sensitive data to third-party businesses.
Only use these dating apps if you don’t love your privacy.
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