Blocking people without reason can feel oddly brutal and aggressive. AND she looked like Selena Gomez so more heartbreak.’ Can you imagine actively telling someone to f*ck off (apropos of nothing) in real life? Or telling them that while you have no connection, you’re desperate and DTF?
Why do we feel like we can behave like complete b****** online and on apps?
‘People who use them don’t need any social skills to get a date.
The only thing they need to do is swipe and send a pickup line with the right emoji.
People who have no regard for others and have no social skills whatsoever can get a date – which they wouldn’t be able to do in real life.
‘So, what dating apps do is stimulate such behaviour and destimulate real life interaction.
This will also tend to pull quite “psychopathic” traits out of people that in their real life sometimes seem to go along keeping them under control, repressed and suppressed.’ So what effect is digital dating having over our behaviours in general?
‘Also, when we meet people online, we have a wide variety of people to choose from and what we see are only their photos—there is no personal contact. They are not people anymore for us but articles on the virtual shelf that we choose from.
For many, Bumble and Tinder are little more than hook-up services. The guy claimed that they’d matched a number of times before, both on Bumble and Tinder, but that she’d never bothered to chat – meaning that she was now desperate.
After a while, he started calling her a ‘delusional fattie’.
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And when a person is objectified like that, we do not feel shame if we are rejected or not approached.’ All too often, Ales says, we depersonalise people on apps to the point that we don’t think twice about rejecting them or saying things that we’d never say in real life.