This Twitter Story Proves It’s The End Of Dating As We Know It

This Twitter Story Proves It’s The End Of Dating As We Know It
One modern guy looking for love runs into something...unexpected.

If you’ve dated in the last 10 years – or you’re dating now – you know the absolute dominance of the apps. If you’re not on them, you may as well be shouting down a well (or that’s how it can feel).

The numbers are staggering: 40 million Americans use dating apps. The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who use online dating tripled from 2013 to today. More people are on the apps than ever before.

Then there’s the bad news: 30+% of those using apps say they’ve never been on a date with a match. And there’s a gender gap – men are about 52% of the users on apps overall.

The dominance – and frustration – of apps has some wondering… have we reached peak online dating? Is there anywhere to go from here?

In the words of Samuel L Jackson, hold on to your butts. Because here’s a story about the unholy union of dating apps and reality TV so insane it might just spell the end of civilization.

The beginning is familiar: Twitter user Миша matched with a girl. She ghosted on him.

The rest … well, just check it out…

Stillman Brown is a writer and TV producer who has created prime time content for National Geographic, Discovery, Travel Channel and many others. His interests span science & the natural world, personal growth, and food. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • Serafin Nunez

    Moral of the story… If it seems too good to be true, its probably advertising.

  • TJ

    Damn, that’s fucked up. Stories like this make me so glad I’m in a long term relationship. With a girl I met on Instagram funnily enough.

    • Sterling Archer

      My brother met his wife through Instagram and it honestly might be the best unintentional dating app of our time.

      • TJ

        That’s great! You know Mandy Moore also met her fiancé on Instagram. I happen to know that because her fiancé is the lead singer of my favorite band.

  • Daniel J Bedor

    I heard about this. Here is the video I saw talking about it https://youtu.be/Kv_zehx2-JA and i guess the lady who pulled the stunt has a video on her channel about it

    Turns out this lady was a youtuber and she was doing a “social experiment. She first matched with 100 guys on twitter and got them to show up at the location. She then said she would go on a date with one of them if they passed her tests. She then cut a bunch of guys based on physical attributes such as height or ” no beer bellies”. She then cut guys based more humiliating question such as ” if your last girlfriend dumped you, then i trust her judgment and you need to leave”. After that she had the guys do a bunch of physical challenges such as sprints and push ups. She apparently chose a guy and is supposed to make a video about it.

    The point of her experiment was to show the female experience on dating apps but she actually revealed how tough it is for men.

    1st you have a large number of guys and only a few women. 2nd because women get so many matches, they judge guys based on ridiculous criteria or quirks. 3rd, if she does message, you are left competing with a large number of guys and likely end up making a fool of yourself trying to stand out or be different.