I've talked and written about online dating so much that I was once called an "authority on online dating" (seriously).
The unfortunate (and unnecessary) stigma surrounding STIs mixed with the fast and often casual nature of online dating is not a good combination.
Don't be afraid to Google stalk — if you want to meet someone, it's your right to actually confirm their existence before hanging out (or even chatting) with them.
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Whether you're a newcomer to the world of online dating or a veteran like myself, here are seven things that often get left out of conversations about apps like Ok Cupid and Tinder — I don't mean to scare you off, but you should be aware that online dating isn't all love-at-first-sight (or awesome casual sex).
This will not come as a shock to anyone as entrenched in the online dating world as me, but it seems people rarely talk about the fact that actively using dating apps is hard effing work.