Beware of Samantha Syndrome

This article is a follow up of sorts to the one that I wrote last week on how to be successful with dating apps, like Tinder and Hinge.  There is a very rare, but powerful phenomena that may or may not happen to some of you.  I call it Samantha Syndrome.  It happened to me once in high school, then happened again when I was in college.  It also happened to a friend of mine.  Like I said, it is very rare but could happen to you.  I’m writing this to warn any of you who are thinking of using dating apps or websites, so that you can see the signals. Continue reading

Success on Tinder

What is Tinder anyway?  Well for those of you who have been living under a rock, Tinder is one of the hottest new dating apps.  Another somewhat similar app is called Hinge.  Basically what happens on Tinder is you go through many “profiles” (which are really just some pictures and a small about me blurb), and you either say Yay or Nay.  If the other person also says Yay to you, then you get “matched” and the app allows you to message each other.  It is completely anonymous so you don’t know who actually has said Yay to you and vice versa. Continue reading