He also hails from San Francisco’s Mission District. Her rating: 2/5 Her review: Plenty of matches, plenty of weirdos Getting started: The first thing I realized when I joined Tinder was that I look like an idiot in all my Facebook pictures, so I was forced to log on and do some profile maintenance.
Robert is passionate about economics, civil liberties, and the board game of (his personal record is 22 consecutive wins). While fearing that all my friends thought I was a self-tagging egomaniac, I plunged into Tinder. In fact, the only way I could get myself to start Tindering was to think of it as a game, which turned out to be a rewarding strategy.
In 20 minutes of playing, I was matched with 70 potential dates.
So Venture Beat asked two brave volunteers to sign up for five online dating services.
Over the course of a week, our undercover writers went on a date every single night.
Note that some of the first names have been changed to protect the anonymity of their dates — as you might expect, plenty of awkwardness ensued.
You’ll notice that we included few familiar dating apps as well as some relative newcomers, like Grouper and the rather charming-sounding Coffee Meets Bagel. Or were they merely left with a cynical outlook, or worse, dating horror stories? Rachel Balik, 30, is a content marketing manager from San Francisco’s Mission District.
Rachel is passionate about coffee, her i Phone, and her Mac Book. Like all true marketers, Rachel can sell anything well — except herself.
Share your dating horror stories with her on Twitter @Wicked RB.Robert Leshner, 29, is the founder of Safe Shepherd, a startup that helps you manage your Internet security for free.by Laurie Gerber “I’m not good on first dates” “I always pick the unavailable ones” “I’m the type of person that…” Suspend your beliefs, theories, worldly perspectives and personal histories for a moment …and consider this: What you think about, you bring about. Singles today have far more options than Match.com, or god forbid, asking out an attractive stranger at a coffee shop.A new crop of dating apps promise to help you find love with a few taps on your smartphone.