For some of us, app dating is a foreign concept – almost like reading an upside-down map written in horny Latin.
At first, it's confusing. You have to make a profile, six pictures maximum, with a bio on your romance-themed LinkedIn-style app. Then, after consulting your marketing team of nosy best friends, you're off like a blind horse in a race to the mutual match finish.
But once you get the hang of it, the world of app dating becomes a breeze. For those of you still struggling to wrap your minds around how it works, here are some tips for how you can succeed in your everyday Tinder or Hot or Not app interactions:
1.) Be yourself
2.) Be upfront with what you're looking for
3.) Don't be afraid to use pet names when flirting
He or she will find it adorable
4.) Take charge if you want something to happen
5.) Compliment your online crush
6.) Express your beliefs and opinions
After all, it's better to find out now than while planning the wedding.
7.) Clarify details before planning to hang out
Meet me in the Taco Bell parking lot is not the same as meet me in front of the Taco Bell on Hot, But Sketch Pkwy at 7 p.m. tomorrow.
8.) Tease them a little
Nothing says "I'm into you" better than a bit of playfulness.
9.) And last, but certainly not least: GET TO REALLY KNOW THEM BEFORE YOU HANG OUT!
Pictures courtesy of my best friend's Hot or Not. No matches were harmed in the making of this article.