Dating friendship relationship site

A woman's profile would show up on my Tinder, and I'd just stare at it.

I couldn't swipe right, partly because of an information shortage, partly because of the guilt I felt misleading the woman in the picture.

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Tinder was the worst of them: All I saw were a couple of group shots (but which guy are you, Steve?

), ab selfies, and if I was really lucky, a suit shot.

Turns out the apps didn't create that restriction though: we did.

On Tinder particularly, "The purpose was never just for dating, it was for social discovery in general," Rosette Pambakian, vice president of communications for the app, told me.

So I filled out my profiles honestly, noting in each I was not looking to date, "only make friends :)." This practice got trickier on more information-intensive apps—I literally responded to Coffee Meets Bagel's "I like it when my date…" query with a "doesn't want to date me. But Laurie Davis, author of and an online dating consultant, later told me that strategy was all wrong: Being direct was the kiss of death.

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