This blog is a public service where I get the opportunity to write about all things dating-related. However, writing about is not necessarily endorsing.
Thus, today's blog post on Instagram as a dating platform. I know using Instagram to meet people is nothing new, but until it gets written about in the New York Times, it doesn't really count for me.
I know using Instagram to meet people is nothing new, but until it gets written about in the New York Times, it doesn't really count for me.
So let's start here: Instagram is huge. 800 million use it at least once a month. Hell, I have an Instagram fan page. And a personal one I set up six years ago and never used.
And I guess this is the part where I acknowledge the limitations of being a 45-year-old man who has been married for ten years and still offers dating advice; the interpersonal dynamics between men and women remain the same, but the technology has not.
So, could I theoretically take the time to research and come up with a strategy for successfully Instagram stalking a guy or setting up "thirst traps"? Sure. I could also theoretically build an extension onto my house or become an expert skier.
Life is too short.
In other words, if you want Instagram help, click here to get some. I don't judge you for dating via a photosharing app; I just don't have much in the way of advice for you.
"Ghosting" is not remotely new; it's just been rebranded for a new generation.
And if you'd like to hear my take on another millennial problem called "ghosting," this Washington Post piece accurately quotes my thoughts: namely that "ghosting" is not remotely new; it's just been rebranded for a new generation.
Please share your thoughts on Instagram as a means of meeting people below. Do you know any couples who met this way?