You might have read one of my ‘5 Days With…’ articles, where I try out various online dating sites and services and tell you why they are or aren't worth your time. A number of you have enjoyed them, which has been nice to see. However, today's dating article is slight different. I'm covering two big sites, but these are sites that I tried not only for 5 days, but for months. In other words, these were my serious attempts at online dating.
The other thing that makes this dating article different is that this is the last of these dating articles. This is the end of the Single White Writer. But the big question is; Did online dating work for me?
I'm not doing particularly well, am I? I'm still very much available, to my somewhat dismay, which means I get to sample more online dating apps. Tinder came up with nothing, Coffee Meets Bagel didn't work, maybe these services will. Today, we're looking at Happn, and breifly at Hinge as well. It's a double-whammy of desperation!
I am still single. But not to fret, my time with Tinder didn't totally turn me away from online dating. I decided to dive right back into it, but this time into a different pool, so to speak. After a very short search on the Google Play store for apps related to Tinder, I came across today's test subject. Here are my five days with Coffee Meets Bagel.
I don’t mind admitting to two things: I recently got out of a long term relationship and I am fairly terrible with women. Not so terrible as to not have relationships, but bad enough to suffer from image problems or completely make an ass of myself in front of the fairer sex. And, most shockingly enough for a man who is as active as I am online, I have never tried online dating services. Crazy, I know.
So, now I’m back in my on/off relationship with Mrs. Palm, I figured now would be as good a time as any to trial some of these services and show you my experiences with them. Keep in mind, this isn’t a guide on how to ‘win’ at online dating, just a simple experiment so see what fun we can derive from it.
Let's kick off with Tinder. Oh, boy, this is gonna be awful, isn't it?
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