Alyssa Thorne
Updated Sep 16, 2016 @ 4:35 pm
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Online dating, depending on who you talk to, is either the best or the worst thing ever invented. On one hand, you have the entire city of singles at your finger tips. On the other, it can be hard to commit to one person when you know someone better could just be a swipe away. Moreover, especially as a woman, it’s hard to spend more than a minute on a dating app without receive a slew of inappropriate comments.


We definitely recommend passing on the harassment and overwhelming array of options and checking out Coffee Meets Bagel, a dating app that offers you ONE potential match per day.

Not only is it easier to focus on one person when there IS only one person to find out if you’re truly interested, but it also means people are more likely to actually be into whomever the right swipe, as opposed to how people (especially guys — like, why do you do this?) will swipe tons of people on Tinder and Bumble to play a numbers game.

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And now, coming to the rescue yet again, Coffee Meets Bagel shared their intel on how to get a second date. We totally don’t NEED the advice but… y’know… maybe we need the advice.

According to their research, 37% of couples say they chatted with each other for more than one week before going on a first date vs. 20% of singles who say they talk that long before meeting up.

This one doesn’t surprise us at all — weekday dates have a definite “I’m serious about getting to know you” vibe as opposed to what can often be a “I’m serious about getting you drunk” vibe on weekend.

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More couples went out for dinner (33%) on their first date than any other activity. 29% said they went out for drinks and 16% went out for coffee. This doesn’t really surprise us either — dinner is a real time commitment, which means people who ask you on dinner dates probably actually want to spend time with you, not just put time in, ya know?

This isn’t looking good on the whole ‘men dig independent women’ front, gentlemen. Step up your game.

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