"I hope you don’t mind cheesy chat-up lines, but if you were a fruit, you’d be a fineapple."
Yes, that is a real life example of the perils one faces when dating app matches slide into your DMs. As such, disillusionment in this swipe-addicted new culture is rife. As are such esoteric self-esteem eroders as 'ghosting' and 'orbiting'. It’s tough out there for the best of us, but it isn’t putting singletons off taking a gamble on a digitally induced relationship.
We’re spending more on dating apps today than we are on entertainment services. According to Sky News, in the third quarter of 2018, UK spending on the top 10 dating apps rose to £23.1 million from £14.5 million. That’s a growth of 60% in a year. Business is booming, and we’re all totally hooked.
Why? Because actually, hidden in among the fuckboys, one-night stands and weirdos, there are some diamonds out there. Here, three women who’d almost given up hope tell us their stories of finally striking (swiping?) gold – and getting engaged.