Instagram is now a hook-up site, and a dating app update

I have to occupy my brain with some superficial stupidity so I thought I’d share some of said stupidity with you. You’re welcome.

I very rarely go into my DMs on Instagram, but occasionally I wander in there to see what’s going on.

This happened yesterday.

Look at all the men who popped up in recent days. I’m so lucky! 🙄

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Dating apps essay (part 1)

Some of you asked for dating apps stories, so I compiled one and published it on my Medium account. https://claudettelabriola.medium.com/

For your convenience, I cross-posted it here for you as well.

Disclaimer: this essay may not quite be what some of you were expecting. 🙂

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I surfed dating apps for 6 months without a paid subscription (part 1)

What I discovered was both surprising and perplexing

Photo by Julien L on Unsplash
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Modern dating: parents using dating apps

Disclaimer

I’m researching something and would appreciate candid feedback.

I’m interested in the 45+ demographic, especially GenX and Boomer (give or take a few years on either side).

I’m not interested in the “no kids but looking for a partner to start a family with” demographic at this time.

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Personal essay: writing authentic profiles

I’m sure you’re shaking your head at this title. So am I!

Here’s a bit of background before I lock this essay behind the paywall: I have friends and read blogs of people on dating apps. Mostly, I’m entertained, but simultaneously I’m intrigued by all that they share. What is clear however is this: there are a lot of lonely people out there, and in places with high lockdown periods (such as in my region), people took to the dating apps in droves.

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Dating app profile questions

As you know I signed up for a couple of dating apps as a way to supplement my fiction writing, and given by the feedback on that introductory post from many of you, it appears you want to know more about my experience.

Well, let’s start at the beginning, shall we?

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