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Are Women Pickier Than Men on Dating Apps?

What’s under that hat

Amy Sea
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4 min readJun 12, 2024

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Dating apps are like Craigslist. There is no way to know from the online photo who’s a great catch and who’s planning to lock you in their trunk. It’s a gamble.

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Women are accused of being exponentially pickier than men on dating apps.

Men need to swipe right 500 times to get one coffee date, whereas women only have to swipe right 100 times to sit across from Chad at Starbucks — fantasizing about the espresso-kissed Emo barista steaming behind the cappuccino machine instead of praying her doppio Xanax kicks in before Chad asks her about her family.

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When I first read that statistic, I thought, “Whoa! People still go out for coffee? It’s like eight bucks a cup and it’s not sexy unless you’re in Europe.”

My second thought was, “C’mon ladies. Don’t be so picky! Humans suck. They’re all the same. Choose one.”

Then, I remembered most women have been assaulted — by bosses, male friends, relatives, professors, strangers, first dates, third dates, partners, spouses. They need to vet.

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Amy Sea
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100 X Top Writer, Editor— MuddyUm Editor, Breast Stories Editor-in-Chief — Comedian, Satirist, Humorist, Top Writer. Publisher of Breast Stories.