It was getting serious with one of my Tinder matches.
After a witty opener (he, having studied at Oxford, asked if I was British because I somehow looked it) and exchanging our jobs and educational background, we were discussing our favorite Delaware beach destination.
During the month that I used social dating apps to find new buddies, I sent countless unrequited salutations, offered up priceless New York City travel recommendations, and even gave my number to a guy who wanted to discuss first amendment rights. When I started, I believed that, with millions of people just searching for company online, I'd easily find my new bestie or at least someone down for a platonic hang.
A friend finder app, after all, didn't seem too far away with Tinder for cats and other spin-off matching services debuting. Lyke Me, an app three Michigan State University students have designed to match people based on interests, is launching this fall.) On a personal level, I wanted more friends.
He asked me if I wanted to hang out, and I said sure.
"Just want to give you a heads up, though," I wrote.
After all, we don’t always know what’s best for us ourselves.
But friends, that know us well, might instinctively highlight a potential great match we might otherwise pass over.
You're so nice, and I don't want to lead you on in any way.
And even if you do have some friends with a naughty streak in their sense of humour, fret not for no one can add anything to or delete anything from your profile without your consent.
All your suitable matches are sitting nicely in the special “recommendations” folder where you can check them out whenever you wish.
So if that's an issue, we should probably just call it now."We did; he never responded.
And he wasn't the only one who ghosted me after the big reveal.