We hate to break it to you, but dating apps are a necessary evil. Although we’re sure you’ve heard plenty of horror stories from your friends, there are ways to be successful on dating apps. If you feel uncomfortable judging someone just based on their photo, pay attention to prompts on apps such as Hinge, and like someone’s answer as a conversation starter. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and need help narrowing down your search, don’t be embarrassed to purchase premium options for dating apps — think of it as investing in your future. And most importantly, trust your gut! If someone seems a little off to you, don’t hesitate to swipe left and move on.
That being said, our personal favorite dating app these days has got to be Lox Club. The members-only dating app actually vets their applicants and only accepts people who are “looking for a meaningful relationship” — imagine that! There’s even a membership fee added as an extra layer of protection against the “West Elm Calebs” of the city. Lox Club also hosts exclusive events for their members so that you can avoid the whole awkward “Where should we meet” conversation and actually get to know the person you’re interested in.