Rethinking Dating Apps

Dating Apps might be the car that a lot of people are driving now instead of the horse & buggy of actually hitting the streets and taking your chances meeting new people IRL.

I read a “disturbing” article the other day. 😀 haha I should have bookmarked it, but at the time, I didn’t think I was going to write about dating apps so I didn’t and now I can’t find it so I’m going to have to freestyle this without that reference.

Basically, what the article was saying was that people were using dating apps like Tinder *WHILE* they were already out for the evening at a bar.

I hadn’t considered this before.

What made sense to me is that people would have used Tinder ahead of time to decide which person they were going to spend time with WHEN they went out and then meet that person and see what happens.

I didn’t imagine that chicks might be sitting AT THE BAR on their phones swiping through potential dates for the evening even though there were guys right there, IRL (in real life) that they could have met, talked to, and/or hooked up with at the bar. Continue reading “Rethinking Dating Apps”

E-Stalking [Part 4]

Bill Cammack GSX-R NYC Night, by Jay BatistaI dropped my e-Stalking series in 2008.

At the time, I was talking about asynchronously getting to know someone by reading their blog posts, listening to their podcasts, watching their videos & live streams and coming to your own conclusion about who they are, what they’re like and what they like to do without them ever knowing that you exist.

e-Stalking makes perfect sense because people tend to share what they care about online to the degree that they’re willing to be judged by what they wrote. Trust Me.. You can learn way more about someone in 20 minutes of consuming their media than you can during 20 minutes of banter with them and three other people standing around at an IRL social function. Continue reading “E-Stalking [Part 4]”