The 5 Stages Of Dating Apps
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The 5 Stages Of Dating Apps

Because it's not that easy to understand

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Dating isn't as easy as it used to be. By used to, I mean when you were in high school or middle school, and you just liked a guy and they liked you.

Such simple times. Outside of school, it's hard to meet someone. Because working a full-time job, do you really want to meet your S.O. there? Probably not.

Cue the dating app scene.

So, dating apps are interesting, for lack of a better word. Just like stages in actual dating, you go through stages on the dating apps before you actually go on a date.

Stage 1: Matching.

For it to even get to the dating stage, you have to actually match with a person. Whether it's swiping or liking, you have to mutually agree on each other basically.

Stage 2: Conversation.

Just like real life dating, you have to actually talk for this to progress any further. This will gear how much farther you're going to move. For some people, it might end right here. I've had people say some shit to me that sent me RUNNING.

Stage 3: Exchanging Numbers.

This is a big step, kind of. But with the ability to block numbers, it's easy to get rid of the potential creeps. Texting is slightly more serious. You find out about their daily routine and just other little tips you wouldn't through conversation via the app.

Stage 4: Adding on Snapchat.

Another huge one. I think this really makes it or breaks it. Because this is how you find out what they ACTUALLY look like in basically real time. Let's be real, who knows how recent their app pictures are? Social media stalking doesn't always go as planned.

Stage 5: Meeting in Person.

I'll be honest, it's not super common for it to get this far. But sometimes it does. This is the best stage, and getting to meet someone you think you really like and enjoy talking to. This is where you find out if it's actually going to work.


To all my fellow single gals searching dating apps high and low for Prince Charming, I wish you all the luck in the world. He's out there somewhere. I promise. Fingers crossed we all make it to Stage 5 with Mr. Right.

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