Monday, 19th April 2021

Your ex, and the four other worst people on dating apps

DATING apps are nightmarish hellscapes populated by the scum of the earth, so you’ll fit right in. Here are the people who’ll keep you company: 

Your ex

Getting back with an ex is a great way to make your life not just miserable but miserable in a familiar, boring way. Stop obsessing over their profile of lies and move on. After all, the next heartbreaker might only be a few swipes away.

Your creepy colleague

Their profile will be one out-of-focus selfie with no bio description, but they’ll have purchased every upgrade possible to get into your inbox. Behave like you did in the office and totally blank them until you need a favour.

Circus skills enthusiasts

In the real world these people are a novel rarity. On dating apps they’re every other person you swipe past with a knee-jerk, dead-eyed contempt. It’s as if there’s a correlation between riding a unicycle while wearing a silly hat and being terminally single. Don’t even match with them when you’re drunk and fancy watching someone juggle fire on stilts.

Group photo people

The profiles of these loathsome time wasters only feature group photos of at least thirty people, in the hope you’ll think they’re popular. Instead of trying to spot and rate them get a similar yet ultimately more satisfying experience from any Where’s Wally book. Don’t try to find the little wizard scrolls though, they take the piss.

The genuinely attractive

Worst of all are attractive people with well-written bios who don’t send dick pics, aren’t lastingly damaged and send funny, flirtatious messages that make you really believe you could have a future with them. Until they reject you.