Online dating apps

Online dating apps 1280 1280 Galia Brener
With our fast-paced lives and daily obligations, who has enough time to go out a few times a week to meet new people? That’s why online apps have been on a huge rise the last years. Instead of getting off your tired bum, making yourself pretty and going out to meet a new partner, you can click through thousands of profiles online, in the comfort of your own home, in your favorite pajamas! The best thing is, it’s not embarrassing anymore, because almost everyone is doing this now. So if you’re curious about online dating and want to give it a try, I have tested out a few options and came up with a summary for you.Tinder. This is the most popular dating app in the last year. Everyone seems to be on Tinder, even grandfathers of friends I know! It’s a high-speed app, like eating a burger at a fast food place – quick and dirty. However, there are those rare diamonds hiding amongst the pervs and one-night-standers. If you have enough patience to click through and choose a few good matches to get to know better, then you might get lucky and find that diamond. Be aware that once you click the red “X”, you cannot find that profile anymore. It’s gone forever. So click slowly. It’s quite basic, you can either click the “X” or “♥” on a profile suggested to you. If both you and the other person pressed the “♥”, then you have a match and you can chat. This app is free of charge.LOVOO. Similar to Tinder, but with many more enhanced features. Here you have a live radar that lets you see who is currently around your area. It’s fun if you’re out with your friends a want to see who is close to you. Another thing I really liked, because I prefer tall men, is that you can see more info about the person – like their height and weight, job, education, what they are looking for, their interests, smokers or drinkers, etc. You need some credits to send people kisses, but you get free credits at the beginning, so it’s enough for a while. You see who “liked” and “looked” at your profile, and even if you press “X”, you can still find these people again within the system. I found many more users and options on LOVOO than on Tinder. There are also a few strange people here. One guy offered to be my slave. He said he would clean every inch of my floor with a small toothbrush, lick my toilet and polish all my shoes. And like a good slave, he would sleep outside in front of my house. In the cold. Naked. Why pay for a cleaning lady when you can have your own young male slave? For this he wanted to get punished, but I couldn’t beat a man, so of course I had to refuse! ;-) But seriously, don’t let that scare you away. From all the hundred messages that I got, he was the only creepy one. I also talked to a nice sales executive, doctor, lawyer, engineer and other normal, nice people there, and it’s free to use. It is definitely worth taking a look at.Parship. To be honest, I found this site a bit boring. I didn’t like many of the profiles, and most were hidden because at the beginning I was not a paying member. I wrote the administration and they gave me a 3-day trial for writing my article. The people didn’t answer so quickly, and there was a general stiff feeling to it. I didn’t find enough profiles there that really impressed me. I’m sure that many of you ladies don’t want to pay that fee to meet men. The costs are 25 – 50 euro a month, depending on the length of the membership.

POF. Short for “Plenty of Fish”. This app is similar to LOVOO, however I found that the quality of the users was quite low here. I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone looking for a long-term relationship. Many people sign up there for fast sex and one-night stands (ons). I didn’t find anyone serious and interesting to talk to. This app is free of charge.

SeekingArrangement. This is a very different kind website. It’s for sugar daddies seeking a sugar baby or sometimes even a normal relationship with a girl that he can spoil. (Or for a sugar mama seeking a toyboy). The men show their income and net worth on their profiles. There are men on there that have anywhere from half a million to over 80 million dollars net worth. Crazy. Many of them are very handsome and offer the women trips around the world, allowances, presents and a nice easy life, in return for their company. A man offered me an allowance of 8000 dollars a month to be his sugar baby. When I read this I almost fell on the floor! I didn’t accept it, but it was nice to know that I could still compete with the young hot 20 year olds on there ;-) I was curious to see how these men are, so I chatted with a few, and even skyped with one. They seemed quite normal to me – just men with lots of money, looking for an intelligent and attractive woman to spend time with. They explicitly said that they don’t want professional escorts and prostitutes – just normal girls that want a fun life and need financial support. So girls, if you want to have fun and travel the world with a hot rich man, and don’t mind getting financial support and gifts for your company, then that’s your website. The men have to pay, and the women don’t pay to use this website.

The one common thing in online dating is that you have to be really patient. Have enough time to browse through hundreds of profiles and chat with many people. I have to admit that there are some strange and crazy people on these apps, but in between the freaks, you will be able to find some wonderful and beautiful diamonds. It’s possible to pick out the crème de la crème people that you like best, meet a few and see what happens. You have to ask them the questions that are important to you. Like if they are looking for something for serious, if they are single (there are some cheaters there!) what hobbies they have, jobs, dreams, goals, past dating experiences, etc. Don’t be afraid to ask what matters to you.

What often happens is that you will have many chats and your concentration will scatter to many people. Therefore, pick out your few favorites and get to know them better. Otherwise, you are lost in online dating oblivion, have 50 chats and end up not meeting anyone.

It’s not embarrassing and many people are dating online these days. Maybe your soul mate is on there? So why not check it out for a few days and see what the hype is all about? Good luck!

Gali, the Tinder police.

Gali, the Tinder police. 1354 437 Galia Brener

Dear cheaters, I’m sorry to have to do this, but you had enough of selfish dirty “fun” on the side. It’s time to bring the darkness out to face the light. Actually I’m not sorry at all for doing this. For those that know me well, know that I’m a warrior of love, and absolutely despise cheating. I think it’s the most cowardly thing to do when in a relationship. It’s egotistical, weak and extremely unkind! The act of cheating shows that a person has zero respect and compassion towards their partner and themselves. Thank you Tinder, for showing us who these people are.

During my few months on Tinder, I was astonished to see how many men are on there that are married or have wonderful girlfriends, which I know! I have discovered many men, from advertising agencies owners, to hotel, club and restaurant owners, to “kind” doctors, teachers and other “humanitarians” – all cheaters, without a soul or care about the pain they cause their partners. And it’s not only the men. There are exactly as many women cheaters on Tinder, trying to pull a few nasty orgasms on the side, while their husbands are away on business trips, working hard to bring home some money and give them a good life! What the hell is happening to this world? Are there no more morals, values and loyalty out there? I’ve always been old-fashioned, but have I missed the moment where fidelity became a thing of the past? Is it not cool anymore to be faithful to one partner, or has the world become so narcissistic that we need to have sex with 5 people at the same time, including our partner, just to prove to ourselves that we are still hot and wanted? I don’t get it, and I don’t even want to know, because I think it’s horrible and cruel. Ladies and gentlemen, we are moving further into the future, but it’s really time to bring back some solid old values. If you can’t be faithful, then don’t be in a relationship. Basta.

Another person I discovered on Tinder last week was the boyfriend of a very good friend of mine, Michelle. She’s a kind, wonderful, beautiful, intelligent and funny woman. Any guy should be happy and proud to have her by his side – except her asshole man, who I caught surfing Tinder shamelessly, looking to sleep around. I was there when Michelle met her guy some years ago, at a beautiful gala in Frankfurt. They laid eyes on each other, and she thought that he’s “The One”. They planned a wonderful future together, and she was waiting for the ring and proposal any day now. Last month they bought a flat in Westend together. It’s a flat to die for, but unfortunately those walls will not be hearing Michelle’s laughter. Instead of being the Wonderful-“One”-till-death-do-you-part, he turned out to be “The One” who bitterly hurt and humiliated her. Why buy a 1.7-Million Euro flat in Frankfurt for your happy life together, and then cheat on Tinder? The crazy thing is that two women sent me an email yesterday, saying that they have been “dating” this same greasy coward at the same time! What a mess!

This is how you can find out if your “loving” partner is cheating on you on Tinder (for both men and women). If you truly trust your partner, then don’t do it. If you feel something is fishy, then try it. I must warn you, be careful what you look for, because those who seek often find. The truth is not always nice.

1. Create a fake account on Facebook
2. Upload some beautiful photos (not of you of course) – make sure they look real and are not model/campaign photos.
3. Download Tinder, and create a profile.
4. Swipe, swipe, swipe, until you either find your partner or not. It’s a game of Russian roulette. You might be one of the lucky ones that have a good love on your side, who still has morals and is faithful.
5. If you do find your partner, click the match heart.
6. If s/he doesn’t click the match heart back, at least you now know that they are on Tinder.
7. If you get a “match” with your partner, then make a date with them, and give them a surprise from hell – where they are from.
8. This is a rough test, but it’s better to find out sooner than later. Always know that you deserve the best, and should have someone in your life that truly loves you, and wants to be only with you!

Even if these people are not meeting anyone on Tinder for sex, and are just “testing the waters”, this is actually the beginning of the end. If you think there’s something better out there for you, don’t waste your partner’s time and drag them along, while you’re “window shopping” for someone else! This is cruel and shameful. Let me remind the cheaters once again that Lady Karma is out there, and likes to get her revengeful claws deep into the flesh, digging out the heart and guts, full of dirty blood and tears. Cruelty will not go unpunished. If one causes pain to others, then it will come back to them – but much worse. So be aware. Karma doesn’t miss anyone. Sometimes it takes days or years, but she always manages to get her job done! So, liar liar pants on fire – get your ass off of Tinder, build up some courage, and do the decent human thing – talk to your partner and straighten things out! Either you are faithful or breakup, but don’t destroy a good person just because of your disgusting selfish need for cheap fast sex.

Tinder-licious or a waste of time?

Tinder-licious or a waste of time? 514 193 Galia Brener

Tinder Tinder on the wall, who’s the greatest one of all? No one bloody knows because the app is so full of people and fast that it’s like speed dating on crystal meth! If you think a 2-minute dating interview is quick, then welcome to Tinder – dating at the speed of light. Click, “Nope”, click “Nope”, a fast “Heart” in between and 25 “Nopes” again – all in a matter of 30 seconds! However, do we really want to date faster than a Big Mac is made? Or would we like to go back to the roots and date the old-fashioned way – where people actually took the time and cared to truly get to know each other in a sincere way!

It was a warm spring evening a few weeks ago, and we were drinking Champagne underneath the starry sky in a beautiful castle garden. The wedding invitation came from my friend Cindy, who was the stunning bride, marrying a handsome tall blonde gentleman from Hamburg. A warm wind was gently blowing, the band was mesmerizing us with their music, and the food was an exotic celebration in itself. We saw Cindy rushing towards us, and the beautiful glow on her face was competing with the bright sun. “Gali Gali, I am so happy, it’s the best day of my life! I’m actually marrying my prince charming, so the fairytale does exist! I can’t believe we met on Tinder, can you imagine?!” At the mention of Tinder, I looked up at her with a huge smile on my face, “Ah ha! Gotcha! Cindy you told me that you were introduced to each other through friends.” I had to laugh because the look on her face reminded me of a naughty little girl. “Gali, you always catch me when I least expect it! Yes we met on Tinder but don’t tell anyone please, it’s embarrassing.” I assured her that it’s not embarrassing whatsoever. Who cares how they met as long as they are blessed with true love, that’s what matters. Last week I’ve heard another Tinder success story, so I had to try it out for this article, but let me tell you, it was not all cookies and cream.

My first day I was on Tinder, I saw three boyfriends of girls that I know in Frankfurt. I was shocked beyond belief. I thought maybe the accounts were old, but it said they were online a few hours ago! The second day I spotted two husbands of women that I know as well! Unbelievable, because I thought these couples were extremely happy and hopelessly in love… surprise surprise. I wonder if these women know that their men are flirting and cheating on Tinder? Girls if you want to find out, sign up and see if your guy is there – but be careful what you look for, you might just happen to find it! Hopefully after this article the guys will be scared to get caught, leave Tinder, and stop cheating all together – my romantic wishful thinking of course.

I have come across many men that are there just for fun, and would like a quick affair. What helps is to ask right up front, “What are you looking for on Tinder?” Sometimes after a match was made, some men did not write the initial message. They expect the women to make the first contact. Really guys? No, thank you. I know we live in an age of emancipation, but I’m a bit old-fashioned, and like when the man writes me first. They are hunters so let them hunt! The “Tinder-Attention-Span” is very short – you write for half a day, and if you don’t keep up the conversation, things get forgotten and the connection dies out quickly. Why? Because there are thousands of other people “available” online who are willing to do what you’re not. It’s like children in a candy shop – so many options, why just choose one? Another story is that a woman ordered two men from Tinder to meet her at the same bar, at the same time, but the two guys happened to be close friends! They both showed up, said hello, laughed and walked away – the joke was on her.

I must say that I did chat with a few very nice, warm, intelligent, kind and funny men. I had interesting and deep conversations about life, relationships, adventures, career, goals and dreams. These were the ones that told me right away that they are looking for something real, and not just a quick affair. I was really impressed. However I must admit that I did not meet anyone – even though many wanted to. I’m wary of safety and don’t like to meet strangers. The conclusion of my experiment is that many people are there for fun and “games”. I had to laugh because when you get a match on Tinder, they give you an option to “Send a Message” or “Keep Playing” – so yes, for some it’s just a game to see how many people like them, and how many panties they can take off in one week. For those that are patient enough to keep searching through the profiles, try it for a few weeks and see what happens – you never know – you might be the lucky one to find a real diamond in the rough. My personal opinion is that Tinder is not an option to find true love, because it seems to be quite superficial – click, click, next, next. Nonetheless, it is very entertaining because it’s like ordering sushi online in a restaurant you don’t know, where some of the photos look delicious. When the delivery arrives, you never know if you receive delicious food, or something that looks good on the outside, but tastes horrible when you bite it. Better ask for their Facebook profile, because some photos look much different than the few they post on Tinder. If you’re bored or curious, try it out, but I wouldn’t recommend you to hope to find your true love there. Like Tinder itself says on their app – it’s a “game” – so you are either a player… or the coach! ;-)

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