Hey, guys! What makes you swipe left on dating apps? We’re asking because the topic is hot on Reddit but first off, what does “swipe left” mean?
Well, on an online dating app, “swipe left” or “swipe right” means “to show whether you find someone attractive or unattractive by moving your finger to the right or left across their photo on the screen of a smartphone or tablet. Swipe left to say no, swipe right to say yes.”
Anyway, the original poster of the thread who brought up this topic asked, “For those looking for a long-term relationship, what slightly unusual/controversial, or unpopular reasons make you swipe left on dating apps?”
Answering his own question, he said:
“For me I know it’s a great thing to travel but if their whole profile is travel to the excess, I don’t feel compelled to date this person!
Another one I heard people say is if there are more than a few drinking (alcohol) photos.
Are there clichés or things that on the surface seem great but make you inclined to swipe left?
This is a question for people seeking a long-term relationship specifically!”
One particular popular response reads, “Honestly, if someone’s profile is excessively “chill” I immediately swipe left. Especially in terms of bios that read like Instagram captions. Like you’re given the task to write a paragraph about yourself and all you put is “adventure, sea, and fun. Message me to see if you match the vibes Xx”?” He added, “I can’t bring myself to believe that there is that little to say about anyone.”
Another gay man replied, “Any use of filters in pics signals insecurity and/or immaturity to me. It’s an instant turn-off.” On the other hand, one guy said, “If they are attractive as shit, I swipe left. Because I know I’m too ugly for them, so I don’t even waste my time.”
Further, someone explained, “A guy who only has pictures of his body. A body pic or two is fine; you worked hard for it so show it off, but just relying on your body might indicate to me that you’re not that personable.”
“Videos of you lip-syncing to TikTok or other such vapid nonsense,” said another guy. Meanwhile, for this particular guy it’s this: “Any profile that has ‘talk to me to find out’ or ‘match my energy.’ And if they don’t mention gaming, reading, anime; or anything geeky, I’ll just swipe left.”
Having said all that, what about you, guys? What makes you swipe left on dating apps? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below!