You swipe/click/poke/prod – they reciprocate, and then when it comes time to meet up, (s)he drops the bomb that they had no intention of actually meeting up – that “online dating is for losers and my BFF [presumably Jill] made me this profile for me as a joke.” Ways to avoid: Look out for too-much focus on “online” – if they keep harping on it, then it’s likely they have some self-security issues.The irony of this type of flake is that they often claim that online dating is only for losers/weirdos – but then what does that make them – who claim to not be looking for something, but instead troll online dating sites for someone to talk to.
There are many of us on here who are seeking something more than a hookup, an arm accessory, or expensed meal (on the ‘corporate account’ of the dude’s bank account).
There are many people who put themselves out there emotionally through online dating – and if you keep burning them, well, they will eventually become jaded.
So more than anything, don’t ruin it for the rest of us. We’re all educated (yes, a disproportionate number of CMB users are highly, highly educated) so treat us like it, and don’t pull that kinda crap.
And with that, hope to see you on the app sometime, kiddos.
- Andrew Andrew is a marketing and business development professional in the San Francisco Bay Area, working with the Coffee Meets Bagel team as a consultant.
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