Dating Apps are a Claw Crane and You Will Never Win

GQ online published an article recently titled, Delete All Your Dating Apps and Be Free - Tinder is a Claw Crane and You Will Never Win. 

This article is another huge win for an Omaha matchmaking agency like ours (Yay!), because it only solidifies our belief in what we do, and why we believe in local singles using an Omaha dating service rather than risking their pride (and safety) on a dating app. 

Below are some great points mentioned in the article that I felt was my obligation as an Omaha matchmaker to pass along. Enjoy, and take heed, dating app-ers!

You're wasting your leisure hours.
A lot of people on Tinder will say they’re there because they “don’t have time to meet people,” but Tinder isn’t meeting people. Tinder is to meeting people as The Sims is to raising a family. The time you spend on Tinder is time you could spend bettering yourself in case you ever do go out and meet a person. Once you delete Tinder, you’ll notice that you have tons of extra headspace to work through why you keep dating women who are just like your high school girlfriend, or to finally sign up for that kickboxing class. Either would get you closer to dating someone you actually like than Tinder will.

You're not having fun.
No one I know enjoys being on dating apps. Some people hate it, some people tolerate it, and you’re nuts if you enjoy it. Even my hottest friends, who by all logic should be cleaning up on these apps, find online dating excruciating. And if it’s not working for hot people, then you know it’s not working for anyone.

The game is rigged.
Anyone who has swiped for six months without meeting one exciting person on Tinder will tell you that it is not, in fact, a numbers game. Tinder is a claw crane. Dating apps are ineffective by design: The app doesn’t want you to find love, because if you find love you stop using the app. Given how many people are using Tinder, and how often, we should all have found Tinder life partners by now.

Nothing compares to an IRL (In Real Life) crush.
All anyone is doing on Tinder is waiting out the time until they find a real life person they actually care about dating. So, delete Tinder and pay a professional matchmaking service in Omaha. Or learn guitar. Maybe you’ll meet a hottie doing one of those things, maybe you’ll just better yourself enough that in two years, when you do finally meet your dream girl in line at the grocery store, you’ll be a whole mature person who is ready to date her. Either way, stop swiping through 22-year-olds hoping a match will make you happy.


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