The world of dating can be a minefield to navigate.
And it seems that online dating throws even more obstacles than trying to forge a romantic connection in real life.
Women around the world have been sharing their biggest complaints about dating websites and applications on Reddit, from being swallowed up to being bombarded with unsolicited nude images.
They were responding to a request for singles to share their experiences of dating online in the Internet forum, and anyone thinking of dipping a toe into the world of Tinder could think again after reading the contributions.
One woman described the number of linked men she found on dating websites as "unhealthy", while another said that she was told she was a "bad person" for being frank with just wanting to date men without children.
Women around the world carried out a thread of Reddit to share their opinions on online dating. The women talked about their own experiences and revealed the negative aspects of dating apps like Tinder (image file)
Several women shared their distaste for the number of men who use dating apps to cheat on wives or partners.
Others were dismayed by the constant demands of sexual and casual relationships instead of more meaningful relationships.
Another popular complaint, which applied to both men and women, was the number of people who used dating apps as ego boosts and simply contacted people with no intention of seeking a connection in real life.
A user commented: & # 39; I do not want to be your unicorn for a trio. I do not want to make it easy for you to cheat on your wife. I do not want to be your random connection.
Many of the women who responded to the thread questioned why online dating and apps were so sex-focused. Many of them also complained about the number of men they found who wanted to cheat their partners
In quotes, the term "unicorn hunt" usually refers to couples looking for a woman to have a trio with them.
Another woman wrote: "The unpleasant explicit messages, especially the fetishizing ones, I see why so many women quit after only a couple of days in these places." OkCupid is infinitely worse than Tinder with respect to this.
& # 39; In addition, the ridiculous amount of men married / otherwise united. It's disgusting ".
Many of the women shared their frustration with the men simply by ignoring their profile and the traitors. They also expressed annoyance in trying to have meaningful conversations with men who seemed much less willing to talk
"Even when I was looking for casual sex, only two people spoke to me as if I were a human being and not a sex toy.
Other complaints about dating apps shared by women include the frustration that people do not seem to read the profiles or be considered in the conversation.
A user said: & # 39; Types who do not read my profile or choose to ignore things in it. Or reading it and then mentioning things that I say I'm not looking for and then asking if it really is a disagreement. "
Another woman agreed and said: "When I made appointments online, I very politely said that I was not interested in dating people with children.The amount of messages I got trying to change my mind about that or tell me what a bad person I am was I just assumed that all those people were terrible parents.
Many of the women highlighted the problem of how widely used are some dating applications. The women said that this allows men to accumulate matches to be validated without any intention of leaving. Others spoke about the difficulty of building relationships online
A third woman added: "Every time you mention an agreement, they want to argue about it as if that changed your mind. This also happens in reddit, which seems so strange to me. Who cares what my reason for breaking up is, why are you trying to date someone who does not want to go out with you?
What exactly is the catfish?
& # 39; Catfishing & # 39; is a term that is given to the process of deceiving people in an online relationship by using false information.
By creating fake profiles on social networking sites, these predators deceive people into believing they are someone else.
With photos stolen from real people, a cat makes life stories and uses photographs to create an image that seems to live an active and attractive life.
As expected, the popularity of social networks and applications like Tinder have made it easier than ever for catfish.
The practice can have a devastating effect on its victims who are left with little confidence, problems of trust and, in some cases, a broken heart.
Some women also complained about how dating apps seem to be a game for people.
One said: "It's honestly like a game to most people, there are so many people available to you at a given time that most people end up seeing / seeing several people at the same time." With that, the idea of committing With one person it is difficult because you still have so many "options" at your disposal.This goes for guys and girls.
Another added: "Many guys seem to be using them as a socialization video game, validation, and an easy-to-connect search tool – not really up to date or making a friend.
And when it's FOR dating, they treat it as quick quotes of some kind. You will have a conversation, maybe not even that, then leave or leave.
A third woman said: "Most of them just want to write from one place to another, once the phone numbers are changed, they just want to send a text message." Meeting face to face is like sticking out your teeth with various ridiculous reasons. .
"Eventually I decided that if a meeting was not held in two or three weeks, I resigned, if you do not make time to meet me for 1 hour at that time, you do not have time for any kind of relationship with me."