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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!
“Swipe Left” = No;
“Swipe Right” = Yes;
Different Procedures; Same Results!
Yes or No?
Difficult to say, must be attractive, too ghetto is a swipe left for me. Someone friendly who puts interest in me.
You might want to initiate that “being friendly” thing by not calling other people ghetto.
Smokers, drunks, druggies, any filters, appear entitled such as ask me or entertain me.
Who says “druggies”?
All the people who don’t do drugs…?
I Swipe left with toilet seats up, messy rooms in a pic, they look like they just woke up, abs ( really!!) women’s clothing, I’m a guy looking for a guy! I get it tho! Come pick me up in the profile, and most of all, NO PIC!!!
Excessively long profiles and ecessiively short profiles.
Any hint of a man bun, using pic filters, Tik Tok. I like older mature guys but if the guy obviously colors his hair or facial hair to try to hide some gray, total turn off. Confidence in who you are is sexy.
I tend to swipe right depending on how fem and smooth they are and a bottom too. Full left for the masculine hairy botoms
If a guy’s profile is only 10% completed, if he has no pictures (face not required), if he has taken the time to fill his profile out but it is not matching what I’ve put in my profile on a several key points, If he’s looking for an LTR/”someone who will understand me/take care of me” … I’ll pass. The same goes if a guy hits me up with a message. Plus if the best they can do is a smiley or “hey” with nothing else. As other posters here have said, sending a polite “thank you for the message.… Read more »
How would that apply to a “Swipe”?
Would it be a “Swipe To The North”?
a “Swipe To The South”?
Let’s call it “Swipeless”
“Ass and dick” pics-interesting face you have, there (eye-role.) I’ll look at your body, but you have nothing to say either; swipe left, no health status; swipe left, referring to yourself as a slut or some kind of animal or boy; swipe left.
Turn offs: Fems and woke fascists.
Oh, just what this fucking site needs. Another self-loathing Trump supporter. Gross.
Public anus and hole shots (especially when said hole is a gaping giant with a view into its dark interior looking like an entire troop ship of Gay men have run their cocks … and who knows what else … through it.)
You are dismayed by the “Inner sanctum”?
You are looking into one of the “Earthly Galaxies”.
Fascism is right wing. “Woke” means aware of history and injustice in society. Being Woke is a good thing. Being against fascism is a good thing. Being an uneducated, overprivileged prick is not.
Exactly, well said!
If you look into the full definition of “Fascism”, there are characteristics of it that apply to the current behavior of not only the Right, but very clearly also the Left. As the saying goes, “be careful when you point a finger at someone; there are three fingers pointing back at you.”
As far as “Being an uneducated, overprivileged. prick ..” goes, that fits the definition of “abuse” and “abuse” is a topic covered by the Rules, supposedly.
There are only 3 rules in life –
1) Keep an eye on your money or somebody else will.
2) Never trust those who have power over you.
3) Never do crazy people.
Anything involving hard drugs, dangerous and damaging sexual practices, or femininity/trans/crossdressing gets an immediate left swipe. Any use of filters or concealment of the face gets a swipe left. Obvious bad hygiene or lack of self-respect gets a swipe left. Narcissism and self-worship get the same treatment, but it’s OK to be proud of your body if you’ve worked on it, and there are some really handsome guys who aren’t hung up on their own looks, and don’t expect everyone to be a model. But if someone is only looking for ONE THING, and can’t handle talking like an adult…… Read more »
Left swipes: Other bottoms, smokers, people into Tina or her sisters, profile is filled with typos, people that state no drama (they always have the most), racists, people that state “clean” in reference to HIV. I don’t have the time or tolerance for bullshit. I swipe left on 97% of profiles. So much trash on the apps.
It’s no surprise that Gay guys, who demand, insist on, protest for, cry that they are entitled to being accepted for who they are have a well-known and agreed upon quick method for dispensing with, dumping, dismissing guys they aren’t attracted to.
Everyone has a choice, and their selection criteria. If there’s no mutual chemistry, why bother? If you’re up for a fuck, the selection criteria might be way different than Mr Right. Mr Right Now is a different beast, very likely. People not selected aren’t “dumped”, just not chosen. It feels to me like you’ve got some rejection problems. Not all of us are Mr SuperHandsome. Some of those SuperHandsome guys are a Pandora’s box of problems– unless it’s near or anon sex you’re looking for. Superficialities have their charm. So does a stiff dick or a nice ass. Getting a… Read more »
“It feels to me like..” Be sure to ‘swipe left” on any thoughts of a successful career as a Social Media Psychoanalyst.
I wonder what would happen if we all swiped right for a day? Could meet some great guys you normally would have passed on.
IKR All the guys on here for years still looking. Gotta be somebody for us all out there. Give somebody a try and we might be pleasantly surprised.
I swipe left at raw, positive, NSA, drug use and heavy drinking including drinking and smoking pics, blank ads, out of towners, pics that don’t match description or look too old, ass pics and dic pics but no face pics, faces covered, ads strictly for sex, using the n-word.
No one seems to have mentioned the difference between Mr Right, and Mr Right Now. These are two different choices of selections for me. My profile says explicitly what I’m interested in, and if someone passes after actually looking at that, rather than my big dick, I’m happy. Yes, I can top you and stretch you, but I’m far more than that as a sex partner. I’m not going to find Mr Right on a sex site, and I’m not looking for Mr Right here. Some don’t understand that, and send shotgun-like messages, casting a wide net for partners, a… Read more »
For me it is tattoos. If he has any tats it is a definite no.