~ To app or not to app

Lately, I have received many inquiries about dating apps.  Makes sense.   I am in the dating business and I am in the technology business and I melt the two together, so why not?  You may think that being I promote dating through online websites that I might be against apps.  I am not.  In fact, many of the sites I use and promote have apps of their own.  Today, to stay competitive, you have to at least try to have that capability.  So generally I like dating apps, and I think they can be useful.

But, and this is an important but, there are issues with apps, some technological and others more scam-related and some a mix of the two.  The technological issues are those of downtime.  The scam-related issues are many seeded fake profiles or many prostitutes (yes, it’s true) and escorts with profiles, and a combination of the two, such as “hooker bots,” fake profiles that clutter the apps with pages and messages.  Yes, this has gone on and still goes on within dating sites, and if any of you use CraigsList, you may know about un-real people that attract searchers and then send them emails with links to pay sites, or escort sites, etc.  But the phenomenon of the apps includes why they are so popular.  It is because they are quick.  Phone app dating has become a “swipe” community.  Zoom, one way or the other.  There have also been criminals meeting up with people and making trouble.  And so much of this is because there is no care taken.  Again, it is all so quick.

I don’t tell people not to use apps.  I think like anything, you shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket.  But make sure your basket includes dating personals websites.  The app scams are wasting people’s time and money, and they are becoming dangerous.  Google it.  They are even a problem for gay dating or niche dating.  There have been complaints about how the apps are being used to racially profile, and it is making people mad.  Use apps, enjoy.  But by also in the least using dating sites, and taking a little, not very much, time to look around and find someone, you are usually better off.  Aside from the fact you see many more pics of people and much more data, you can also easily see everything.  Your computer monitor is much bigger than your cell phone’s screen, if you can even call it that.

Apps are being used mainly for the fast hookup.  You can find a great hookup here – FlirtBuddies.com.  And you can find great hookups even on sites where you think that might not be the case, like here – MilfAholic.com. Finally, even niche sites like MatureHookupDating.com, BBWdesire.com and BlackCrush.com can be easily used for the hookup.  So have a portfolio if you will of sites and/or apps that can and will work for you.

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