Ten guys you will typically find on dating apps

BY: The Times of India
Find yourself newly single and are dreading the idea of jumping face-first into the dating cesspool again? Well, dating apps could be the solution for you.


The married guy

If he is married, chances are that he will make sure you know it when you chat with him. Then again, if he is just looking for a hook up, he may not even say anything. Make sure you pick up the hints that he drops, or even better, simply ask him outright.

The exotic foreigner

One in ten men that you swipe left or right on is bound to be a foreigner. These are the ones who are perpetually on the move, the ones who are irresistibly hot, and the ones that Danielle Steel wrote novels about. If you are just looking to feel good about yourself again, albeit for a short while, he may be the man for you.

This is the kind of guy who will convince you that he is not on the dating app to hook up, but is in it for the long haul. He may be genuine in his intentions, but there is really no way to tell. We recommend you keep this one on a long leash for a bit.

The I-am-here-to-make-friends guy

It may be just a line, but this is the guy whose bio will read 'I am here to make friends. Strictly no hook-ups.' Yes, you may laugh a little at this one, but we assure you, he is harmless. Go ahead and swipe right if 'anything' about him interests you.

The pervert

This is the guy who you ideally need to swipe left on, but hey, if you don't, no one is judging. His profile picture will probably be shirtless, in a compromising pose, a pucker...and then some. Instantly off-putting, you can imagine how the conversation, or even worse, a date with this guy will be!

The hot guy

They are rare, so if you do happen to catch sight of them, swipe right. Immediately. Enough said.

The familiar face

Since most dating apps use your social networking account to login, there is bound to be a time that you will come across a familiar face. It's totally up to you how you want to deal with this guy. You could swipe right for fun, or call him up and rib him a little.

 The guy with too many common connections

Sometimes, a friend of a friend of a friend could pop up on your screen. Too many common connections can be dangerous, as information can come in and flow out through all quarters. This is the guy who you need to handle with care, or think twice before swiping right.

The guy with the weird name

Massager. Evolution. Stressed. No. These are actual people on dating apps. These guys have names that are so unfathomable, that more than anything, one tends to end up feeling sorry for them. Swipe left for your own safety.

The sapiosexual

This is the guy who makes the best conversation. A sapiosexual person is someone who finds intelligence and the human mind to be the most sexually attractive feature in the opposite sex. However, if it says so on his profile, you may want to rethink. The sapiosexual is the ideal conversationalist, the one who gets all your double entendres and your coquettish flirting. He just maybe a keeper.