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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.When asked why I still believe in it by friends, I have a wide selection of examples to draw from – and I’ve shared them with you all too.
And Tinder rated as a more popular choice for trolls over other dating sites like e Harmony because it is free to use.There are many advantages of online dating, such as a wider network of potential romantic partners and the opportunity to engage in social interactions with less discomfort.But our research, published in Personality and Individual Differences, found that some people who used these methods of finding love had a far more antisocial agenda.Online dating continues to be an ever-growing, popular way to find love.Unfortunately, some people online have less than romantic intentions. These are the folks who are just online to lurk, harass and waste everyone’s time.
Just ask the woman who unfortunately experienced a totally obnoxious man who swiped right just to call her fat. It was once thought that men were way more likely to troll online than women. A recent study from Lifehacker asked 357 Tinder users to fill out a questionnaire about their online dating behavior and asked “if they had trolled people on the app, sent any shock comments for a laugh, or if they enjoyed ‘griefing’ other people who access the app.” Their research found that women troll online dating sites just as often as men. Sadly, as long as the internet is around there’s going to be trolls.