Mr. Right makes you happy; Mr. Right Now never makes you unhappy. Mr. Right makes you really, really, really, truly, from the bottom of your heart HAPPY. Even years into the relationship, whenever you see his name pop up on your phone, you can't help but grin like a stupid idiot. And that grin only gets more intense when you're with him in person. Giphy. You look at him and you can't help but smile because you have no idea how you got SO incredibly lucky. But Mr Right Now doesn't have the same effect on you. Mr. Right Now doesn't make you grin at your phone like an idi .
Once upon a time, people used to meet their new beau by catching eyes across a railway platform, an introduction from a mutual friend or striking up conversation in a dark room filled with inebriates and blaring techno music. Thanks to the glorious advent of dating apps, those days are long gone.
The likes of Tinder, Bumble and Grindr allow you to spiel cringeworthy one-liners wherever you please and handle the inevitable rejection from an equally remote location. Unless you manage to match with someone who finds your endless supply of Arrested Development quotes hilarious. Then you might just have found yourself a soulmate. But which downloads are perfectly designed to deliver true romance and, you know, the opposite?
Here's our pick of the best dating apps out there. GQ's best dating apps Instagram Yes, officially Instagram is a social media app for sharing photos, but unofficially it’s hotbed of lust, thirst and clandestine messaging.
When you think about it, your Insta is the perfect dating profile. Loads of pics of your face and, if you’re a flaunter, your body. You reveal where you go on holiday, what you eat, who you hang around with and... well, everything really. Plus the captions on your photos can give an idea of your intelligence (watch out for textspeak and bad opinions) and your sense of humour.
And now Instagram stories lets people see you walk and talk before they’ve even met you. You’re practically besties before you even make contact! Unlock your Insta, get creative – and do a few underwear shots – and your inbox will be groaning with messages from people who want you hashtag-shag them. • Coffee Meets Bagel A recent study showed this tweely monikered app was most popular with American daters.
Perhaps that’s why it’s not called Tea Meets Biscuit. Aiming to cut through the noise of endless profile-scrolling, Coffee Meets Bagel sends you just one match a day based on your preferences. Great news if you have the love of your life dropped into your inbox within a day, not so great if you get seven straight days of horse-frighteners, people you work with or that cousin you don’t talk to anymore.
• Tinder Out of all the quirky dating apps to have come and gone since the digital sex-plosion of the late Noughties, Tinder has managed to stick around.
It’s that comforting old blanket we wrap ourselves in, brilliant in its simplicity – swipe this way, or that, wait for a bit, then go on a date. The trouble with being successful is people are perhaps less discerning, as they know there are always other options a swipe away, but what they do, they do well, and Tinder isn’t going anywhere yet. • Bumble Looks like there really is no more Mr Nice Guy, as Bumble’s efforts to filter out the creeps have been rather too successful. Bumble’s USP was that guys can express an interest but only women can start the conversation.
Apparently this is a problem because many women are simply sick of having to do all the chatting. Come on, ladies! • Match What Match has going for it may seem like a disadvantage at first – it charges members a fee to use. It’s worth remembering anyone handing over money to be on a dating site or app is unlikely to be a drooling timewaster, pic swapper or someone trolling you for screenshot kicks. Also, the filtering process is in-depth and you can still do location-based searching if you order too much dim sum and want someone to share it with right that second.
• Happn If you’re a hopeless romantic or enjoy the mild peril that comes from potential opportunities missed, Happn uses your current location to tell you which of your matches have been in and around your area, wherever you happen to be.
If they flew off to Australia the next day, of course, this is useless info, but Happn will keep track of how many times you’ve crossed paths with this person – no, honestly, this isn’t as creepy as it sounds – and hopefully next time you chance upon one another, you’ll actually get talking. Remember: in this will take three scenes; in real life, more like three years – so get on with it and make a move.
• Hornet Like Grindr, but you get to see more pics upfront and can see who potential crushes have been favouriting, so you get an idea of their type and get to see if you’re in with a chance. I guess it can be kind of dispiriting to see someone you fancy favourite 63 identikit and huge chests in lurid Aussiebum pants, but faint heart never won fair maiden – you could be the exception that proves the rule.
• Hinge Hooks you up with friends of friends on Facebook, so saves your pals playing matchmaker – and thus avoiding the blame when it all goes ass-to-the-mat. Upside: that hottie you always exchange saucy looks with at friends’ weddings might finally be yours. Downside: they’ll also be at all future weddings once you inevitably ditch them. • Badoo Badoo has been around for years, but never quite hit the dizzy heights of the major apps, despite boasting over 380 million users across the world.
What’s set them apart most recently is a facial recognition feature that lets users upload a photo of anything (within reason, I assume) and Badoo will find someone who matches that description. Hmmm. I wonder how many people tried this with a photo of , or their dog, or a tomato, just to see…
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Right? Or are you dating Mr. Right Now? Hi. This is Dr. Sharon. It’s the time right now in between Thanksgiving and New Year’s and I had an interesting conversation with one of my clients. She was telling me that a lot of action was happening right now on the dating websites for her.
It seems that a flurry of activity was going on specifically right after Thanksgiving. And we were discussing why that might be. The supposition was that perhaps because so many people had gone home for the holiday and either had seen a lot of their friends in relationship or maybe spent time with their family and had gotten a lot of questions about: “W hat’s going on? Why aren’t you in a relationship?” they’ve started to look more actively for someone to snuggle up with for the holidays.
Also, people don’t really like to be alone for Christmas and New Year’s so they’re looking for Mr. or Miss Right Now. However, they aren’t necessarily looking for a long-term relationship with that. They’re looking for someone to get through the cold winter months. And that’s ok. There’s nothing wrong with looking for someone for right now as long as you both go in knowing that’s exactly what you are looking for and that it’s not for the long haul.
Mr. Right vs. Mr. Right Now He’s cute. Is he Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now? So I guess my main thing I want to talk about is going into a relationship with eyes wide open and knowing what it is you’re wanting. If you want a long-term relationship, then you need to be upfront with that in the beginning.
Another one of my clients just recently got into a long term relationship that has an eye towards marriage, which means that, not that they are going to get married right now, but that they both want marriage.
So they’re looking at this relationship as a potential for that. If they didn’t have an eye towards marriage, then they would be dating just to date. Who knows where it might end up? One might think they ultimately wanted marriage and the other might not necessarily know if they wanted it or not and they are just dating ultimately to just to date.
That’s a relationship that’s headed for a potential disaster because of the lack of clarity of what the relationship is about. Clarity is key My main suggestion here is that when you start seeing someone is LET IT BE KNOWN whether or not you want to be in a or headed towards mating, meaning that you are going to be together with someone for a long period of time. Or if you’re dating just to date, just to get through the next few months, just to be with someone to spend time together, “Netflix and chill” as they say or if you’re just dating for tonight.
Because any of it’s okay. All of it’s fine as long as you are clear about it. So that’s my main goal – to tell you to be clear. To say what you mean and mean what you say. That’s the best way to be good to other people and to be good to yourself. Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays. Have a great New Year. Here’s wishing everybody love and happiness in 2017.
It kills me to admit it, but the only thing rarer than a unicorn is a woman who knows when to shut up. I reach this awful conclusion after a friend sends an SOS asking for help with her online dating profile. “I’ve written something,” she says hopefully. “But it might need a little tweaking.” “OK, send it over, and I’ll check it out. And send the photos too.” My Inbox creaks as a 6MB file lands a few minutes later, containing six photos and what appears to be the unabridged version of War and Peace.
My eyes land on the opening words: ‘Bubbly brunette...’ and I almost gag. Bubbly? Surely the most damning word for a woman since ‘buxom’. It’s the equivalent of calling a man ‘sweet’. Quite deadly. I take a deep breath and battle on through the cliché-infested swamp. 'Fun-loving, good sense of humour…likes cinema, travel, shopping and the odd cocktail...' Blah blah blah.
I rush towards a gap at the bottom of the page, where she must’ve paused to draw breath. But it’s there that the profile shifts into a full-blown husband hunt. ‘My ideal man is clever, charismatic, kind, witty, ambitious, well-travelled, tall, successful, passionate, adventurous, relaxed, sensitive, patient, fun, sociable, fit, well-dressed and considerate...” And on it goes - a dozen more adjectives to pigeonhole Mr Perfect.
Is she the only one who writes this guff? I take a quick look at what her rivals have to say. Sure enough they’re all gabbling for Britain. I even come upon the words ‘gallant’ and ‘gentleman’ - last seen in the pages of those Grimm brothers’ fairytales.
Before snatching up the phone and telling my friend (and womankind in general) that it’s time to zip it and get real, I decide that a male view is needed. So I nip across town for an emergency summit with a thirtysomething friend who makes Berlusconi look like a devoted monogamist.
“So what kind of profile would make you get in touch with a girl?” He shrugs. “One with decent pics. You know, if she’s foxy, I’m in, basically.” “No, I mean what sort of things should she say in the profile?” “Oh, it doesn’t really matter.
I only read the first three lines, and if she sounds reasonably sane I’ll have a crack. Or as long as she sounds like she's wild in the bedroom.” “The first three lines?” I have a flashback to the epic profile I read earlier. “Well, you know how women blather on...” He gets up from the table and wanders around the garden, but I don’t let him escape that easily.
“But don’t you secretly hope you’re going to find your future wife on there one day?” He stops deadheading his roses and looks at me as if I’ve suggested microwaving his television remote.
“Are you mad? Guys only use Internet dating for casual sex...that’s what it’s there for.” “That’s a bit of a generalization, isn’t it?” I splutter. “It’s what all my friends use it for. Why else would good looking guys go on a dating site?” Later, as I walk home, I imagine my friend hunched over her laptop, scouring the profiles of every potential suitor, still looking for the man with the cosy cottage.
And I wonder how to break it to her that the only Mr Right on the Internet is Mr Right Now.
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