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Dating App GAF: Anything that makes you quickly "swipe left" on somebody?

chromhound

Gold Member
LOL matched up with my two of my sisters best friends.
You know what to do
 

InfiniteCombo

Gold Member
Smash them both.
Preferably at the same time.

Another nope for me is face pics only. No doubt fat.

For anyone whose never done online dating, fat chicks goes like this:

1. Super close up face pics only.

2. Pics #1-5 are super close face pics. Pic #6 at the end is full body shot. Fat as hell.
Damn, this could not be a more perfect description of this phenomenon.

The pity is that (at least in my experience) more often than not they're actually kind of cute. But yea, for me fat is a deal-breaker.

Yes, known as Myspace angles. But the real menace now is face filters.
LMAO yes. I was debating whether to put the face filter thing in my original post. I'm in my 30s and strongly prefer women around my same age (definitely no younger than 29 or 30). If I'm looking at your profile and you're a chick in your 30s with fucking face filters, it definitely raises some eyebrows.

But you're also right about the angles.

People keep mentioning makeup. It's not a deal breaker to me, but super heavy makeup in every single picture is.... I'll call it an orange flag, not red.

You can always have extreme makeup examples like this, but this is not common :messenger_tears_of_joy::

 

StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
Yes, known as Myspace angles. But the real menace now is face filters.
So true.

I'd say around 30% of all Asian pics are filtered with that fake pasty white/pointy chin Asian look filter. There must be only one kind of app that does this, or all of them do it similarly because all the filtered Asian pics look almost the same.

Oh ya, another red flag swipe left..... the chick who has pics where every one of them she's like 100 ft away where the only key thing you can make out (assuming it really is her) is what colour hair she has and if her body is thin or fat in a vague way.
 

chromhound

Gold Member
Just to torture you LMAO:





(Focus on the package, and ignore the microphone... even though I subscribe to the "right of center" mentality, I'm not touching Info Wars with a 10-foot pole. That place is full of lunatics, basket cases, and maniacs :messenger_tears_of_joy:)








(Ignore the hat....)
She seems crazy af
 
The thing is my sisters friends are not my type anyway. And plus I have good relationships with my sisters, and that seems asking for trouble. Also I already had a very awkward experience with one of the girls, we were at an event (dinner)and I was kinda zoning out in my thoughts, when I realized I was staring right through the friend, when I became aware I was looking right through her and noticed she was noticing me, probably thinking I was staring at her. Instead of looking away I locked eyes with her and kept staring for too long. sheesh
 

StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
Ugly.

But also, girls who have nothing but their IG link. Fuck off with that shit, I'm not following you.

Also girls who have only demands and things they think they deserve.

So yeah, I swipe left on at least 90%. It's working out pretty well, I've been single for a long time now!
Ya, the IG link is pure for follower intent. I swipe left on those too.

I swipe left on probably 95%+ of all profiles. There can be days I dont swipe right once.
 

Jaybe

Member
I had to delete the apps. Poor return for time. Swiping left so much on what doesn’t interest me and then when you do match the conversations are most banal and limited to no reciprocity. I’ve got two I’m dating and will see if something works out there. If not then hobbies and making new friends, and what comes around will come around as I just can’t be bothered any more.

What made a left swipe:
Pierced faces
Side shaved head
Arm pit hair
Filters
insta tags.. I don’t even have Instagram
Dog moms, especially when reallly into their dogs
Grab top shelf, rub my belly, fix things … no
Low education (that’s just child support waiting to happen)
Single moms, especially if they have their kids in the pics and don’t block their faces… the only single mom I would go in a relationship with is if they are adults and gone… they are fine to smash but terrible with planning
People who hear voices from god, I shit you not I have almost met someone like this but did some google searches
Show me around the city…. No
Religious
Anyone recently immigrated, I’ve tried and it’s a cultural mismatch plus I love being able to make callback reference jokes about Rick the Temp or Mel Lastman
Wants children, wild when you see some women aged 41 and putting this
Any social justice causes but I particularly hate this trend of anti-capitalism and patriarchy junk
Fat ugly and lazy goes without saying

I’m in Toronto and it’s a SJW feminist mecca of entitlement. At my age (early 40s) it’s slim pickings with the over 30 ladies.
 

Zeroing

Gold Member
I'm gay and looking for guys but I think this applies to women as well:

Snapchat filters on photos, like the dog ears or the glowing face or rainbows or shit.
In fact any photo that's obviously doctored in any way is an instant turnoff.
Yeah that also makes me swipe left. Also guys with masks on all their photos or sunglasses.
 

Durien

Member
Women who look like my wife

Seriously speaking though. If I was single it would be in no particular order

1) armpit hair
2) shaved head
3) wearing enough make up where she would need to sand blast it off.
4) pro communist/marxist/anti police nonsense

Lol to be honest, I am glad I am married because I don't think I could handle dating in today's environment.
 

Bartski

Gold Member
because of how popular face tuning phone apps are nowadays thinking you have any idea how she really looks like before seeing her IRL is just silly
 

squallheart

Member
Pronouns, kids. Thankfully I met someone this past year after many years not dating so I'm safe lol but before then oh God it was a pain.
 

Zeroing

Gold Member
Even with one photo, people who take selfieswith masks are just virtue signalling and it's a complete turn off.
I understand if the selfie was taken in a public place. But yeah taking one at home with a mask doesn’t make sense
 

The Skull

Member
Pronouns
Personality types - modern day star signs for idiots
No Tories (I'm a labour voter in the UK but the idea of politicising dating based on who you vote for normally means that person can't handle opinions or views that contradict theirs)
Any group think slogans like ACAB
Narcissistic photos
 

nush

Gold Member
I understand if the selfie was taken in a public place. But yeah taking one at home with a mask doesn’t make sense
I understand it if the guy is gay/bi and does not want to out himself, but that's probably not someone so insecure you'd want to date.
 

Zeroing

Gold Member
I understand it if the guy is gay/bi and does not want to out himself, but that's probably not someone so insecure you'd want to date.
Insecurity happens even without mask or sunglasses or filters…. I matched with guys who seem balanced and they weren’t! But yeah don’t even let me start with the in the closet guys who will show themselves after they match… nah that is just for sex!

But yeah it’s always a question to find someone who balances your personality!
 

InfiniteCombo

Gold Member
:messenger_tears_of_joy:

Yeah, I stopped there. Good luck with that.
Oh I'm having a great time.

Now... Do you have any actual contributions to make to the thread?

Pronouns
Personality types - modern day star signs for idiots
No Tories (I'm a labour voter in the UK but the idea of politicising dating based on who you vote for normally means that person can't handle opinions or views that contradict theirs)
Any group think slogans like ACAB
Narcissistic photos
I never understood the personality type stuff. An ex girlfriend a couple of years ago even tried to get me to take one, and I said hell no. The whole thing sounds dumb.

So yeah, when I read that some chick is "INJF-T" it... It might as well be gibberish 😂
 

StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
Oh I'm having a great time.

Now... Do you have any actual contributions to make to the thread?


I never understood the personality type stuff. An ex girlfriend a couple of years ago even tried to get me to take one, and I said hell no. The whole thing sounds dumb.

So yeah, when I read that some chick is "INJF-T" it... It might as well be gibberish 😂
Ya, who the hell would even know what those acronyms mean? I had to google it. And how would someone even know what classification they are unless they took a test. And post it? Weird shit.
 

QSD

Member
Oh I'm having a great time.

Now... Do you have any actual contributions to make to the thread?


I never understood the personality type stuff. An ex girlfriend a couple of years ago even tried to get me to take one, and I said hell no. The whole thing sounds dumb.

So yeah, when I read that some chick is "INJF-T" it... It might as well be gibberish 😂
Yeah the Myers-Briggs personality type index is generally considered pseudoscience. The only type of personality test that's scientifically solid beyond a reasonable doubt is the Big 5. The Myers Briggs is pretty old already, it was around in the late 90ies, but it seems to have gotten more popular recently, IIRC it got a lot of traction in the corporate world in the past which is why it stuck around. Much of the appeal is in the very colourful, somewhat flattering type descriptions, it is indeed similar to horoscopes in that way.
 
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StreetsofBeige

Gold Member
IIRC it got a lot of traction in the corporate world in the past which is why it stuck around. Much of the appeal is in the very colourful, somewhat flattering type descriptions, it is indeed similar to horoscopes in that way.
I've never see it at my companies. Thank god.
 
I have to go back in and fix the English issues,. In 2015 I wrote a bunch about what I had experienced in womens profiles on dating sites LOL. And turned it into this. TI'm a guy the 2 legit reviews I got here are from women lol I guess they appreciated it.
 

nush

Gold Member
I have to go back in and fix the English issues,. In 2015 I wrote a bunch about what I had experienced in womens profiles on dating sites LOL. And turned it into this. TI'm a guy the 2 legit reviews I got here are from women lol I guess they appreciated it.

How many books did you sell?
 
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