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those dating app things

Just a silly post for today because I was chatting to my friend about Tinder, Bumble and all that jazz and we had a good giggle about *those lines* that crop up again and again (and again).  There ain’t no predictable quite like Tinder, I tell you.  Could definitely turn swiping into some kind of bingo/drinking game hybrid.  Needless to say, tongue is firmly in my cheek for this one!

‘You can wear your tallest heels with me because I’m 6’1’.  OK so 6’1 is taller than average, fair play, but many girls are gonna be pushing 6 foot in their tallest heels anyway.  (Most girls aren’t wimps like me who can’t handle higher than 3 inch heels for a night, basically).  Bragging like you’re Goliath just makes you look a bit daft.

— ‘Here for a good time, not a long time’.  No worries pal, I’ll not keep you waiting!  *Swipes left*

You can pet my dog / if you don’t like my dog we can’t be friends / dogs are life or words to that effect. We get it, you love your pup.  Afraid a cute doggo doesn’t *quite* make you 10x more attractive, sorry!

‘Pop up, I don’t bite’. Oh bloody hell, really?!? Thought you’d snap my head off if I said hey!

— On the topic of ‘hey’… one liners saying ‘Hey‘, and nothing more.  Way to kick an interesting conversation off.

Dog filters, flower filters, ALL the Snapchat filters.   A male friend of mine couldn’t believe that any guy would use filters and thought it was a bad habit of women only.  Sadly not!  Just whyyyy?  Does any guy actually think they look better with a puppy nose or flowers around their head?  Or am I just weird that the filters don’t do it for me?

Photos showing half their face.  And more photos of the same half of the face.  For some reason we’re not allowed to see the other side or y’know, the whole person, and have to decide based on a left cheek and eye only.  Nahh.

— ‘If you want to know about me, just ask’ – well OK Jeremy you’re not giving me much to work with from 2 half-faced photos and a ‘oh-so-mysterious’ bio are you? Ta ra.

— ‘The baby isn’t mine – it’s my second cousin’s best friend’s nephew that I borrowed for a pic in an attempt to get those ovaries going’ – OK so probably not those words exactly, but near enough.  They hear that girls like men with babies, so every man runs to grab a baby.  Hmm.

— GIFs instead of words.  Joey Tribbiani saying ‘How you doin’, nobody will have ever thought of that one before!  *Rolls eyes*

— 6 group photos and none on their own.  I’m guessing some guys just like to challenge girls to a game of spot the difference to keep them on their toes.  Or more accurately, make girls flick through 3 times looking for the common factor before thinking sod it and moving on.

Nothing truly awful and I’m sure there are far worse things to be found in the world of dating apps, but guys thinking they’re being original… deary me.  Think of some new ones guys then don’t use your profiles for giggles.  Also, I’m well aware us girls probably do equally irritating things so please fire away and tell me.  I’m intrigued!

Lily Kate x

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  • Reply
    25th March 2018 at 7:10 pm

    LMAO this made me chuckle. I’ve never actually used a dating app before. One time, I almost downloaded Tinder but I decided against it. I should probably give it a shot even if it’s only for giggles/ an eye-rolling session lol! xx
    Coco Bella Blog

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      lily kate
      27th March 2018 at 11:08 pm

      Mission accomplished then! Do it, just for the entertainment purposes!

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    26th March 2018 at 3:42 am

    These all made me laugh! Some people say the oddest things on dating apps, like would you say that in real life??? I ended up meeting my boyfriend on Tinder, though, so it isn’t all bad!

    Lauren / http://laurensjourney.com

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      lily kate
      27th March 2018 at 11:04 pm

      I agree, Tinder ain’t all bad! I met my last boyfriend on there too. You just have to plough through an awful lot of people who say the oddest things to find the good ones 🙂

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    26th March 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Hahahah I loved reading this, Lily. My (male) friend and I have this thing where we send each other screenshots of the funniest/cringiest/worst dating profiles we come across and it is the BEST. It just brings endless entertainment to our lives. With the female screenshots he sends me there seems to be a reoccurring theme of girls who love tea, their cat/dog, posing with a tiger/baby lion while they were travelling, duck pouts, mouth to the side pose (no idea how else to describe it), generic, redundant phrases like ‘easygoing fun loving love to laugh’ in their bio, oh the list is ENDLESS.

    Anyway, it’s all good fun! I’m not currently on any dating apps but I think I might give them another go this summer and see if I come across any gems.

    Naomi x


    • Reply
      lily kate
      27th March 2018 at 10:59 pm

      Glad you enjoyed! 😀 You’ve gotta see the funny side or it’s just tragic sometimes haha. Those things girls do don’t surprise me in the slightest! As for the generic redundant phrases – just whyyyy? ‘Lover of life’ – wtf does that even mean? Haha x

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