I’ve been writing about online dating for a long time and to be perfectly honest, sometimes I get bored.
After all, it seems that there are plenty of people out there for whom such information is important. TLDR: guy goes on Tinder “to find love”, fails to secure date, gets female friend to help him with his profile, secures date with hot model, is disappointed by her flippant attitude and behaviour and concludes that LA is not suitable for finding love.
So can we take this story and learn from it about common dating mistakes? The article was written by said guy, hence an obvious bias towards blaming the girl. As you can see, both sides of this story made some bad dating choices, which you can learn to avoid in your dating life. I’ve recently been asked to review a new app called Personality Match, a free app that lets you take a short personality test based on the Myers-Briggs model, discover your personality type and then see how it compares to those of friends and partners.
Have you had any dating disasters you’d like other people to learn from? I figured it could potentially be a useful relationship tool for some, or at the very least a fun activity to share with others.
It’s not hard to see the appeal of such an app – could it be like a cheat sheet for learning about someone else’s personality and how compatible you are?
They’re not perfect, but can be quite interesting and useful. I’m sure there are other apps and sites that let you match your personality with your friends, but this is the first one I’ve personally tried that wasn’t part of an actual dating site.
Compatibility matching, on the other hand, is something you usually see on dating sites where the test is generally a serious and often daunting task (hello, e Harmony! How it works First, you sign up with either your Facebook account or your email address. The test itself only takes a few short minutes to complete, unless you’re the sort of person who’s going to deliberate for ages on each answer, which you’re not meant to do for these anyway.It’s definitely shorter than most compatibility based dating sites I’ve seen (apart from the crap ones).To be perfectly honest, I have a love-hate relationship with these tests.Obviously, I love reading about myself (who doesn’t?) but I often find the choices in these tests quite limiting, as you usually have to choose between two options, whereas my honest answer is more likely to be “depends” or change depending on my mood.I’ve done quite a few Meyers-Briggs style tests before and have come out as both an Extrovert and an Introvert on different occasions, although the rest has mostly been pretty consistent across the lot.