Dating on the Go

The Best 7 Spots for Swiping

Now that dating sites have completely embraced the mobile revolution, you can peruse perspective dates from anywhere you go. You never have to be bored again, as you can access literally millions of people anytime, anywhere. And now with the ease of “swiping” (approving or disapproving potential matches with the swipe of your finger), you can interact with dozens of potential dates in a very short time. You can swipe from just about anywhere, but we’ve rounded up the seven best locations and situations that you’re likely to encounter on a regular basis.

The Bathroom

The bathroom is the ultimate source of alone time. The world stops for a few minutes with no responsibilities weighing on you. No calls need to be taken, no work done, and no responsibilities addressed. In days of yore, like the ‘90s, we had to content ourselves with reading newspapers, magazines, or--in a pinch--the back of the shampoo bottle. Now we have the whole world at our fingertips! So use those fingertips to swipe all you want! Just remember to wash them afterwards.

Your Commute

Do you take the bus, the subway, or a carpool to work? Then check the news and your favorite sports stats? Well, why waste this time checking the score of the Big Game when you could be upping your own game?! Take the time to find out who’s around you and see if you can work your way through 100 (or more) quickie profiles. The ultimate karma prize is if you come across someone who is sitting near you on your commute. If that’s not kismet, we don’t know what is!


Man Using Cellphone for Dating App While Commuting

During Commercials

Watching commercials is so last century. We honestly can’t even remember what we used to do when commercials came on in the days before cell phones. You could use the bathroom (see above), grab some food, zone out, or just blindly watch. If you have a DVR, you may be able to skip the ads altogether, but why not use those couple of minutes to enhance your dating life? A user can swipe between 15 – 20 profile pics per 30-second commercial. That means that you can view up to 150 different possibilities between Trevor Noah’s last bit and Your Moment of Zen.

On Your Lunch Break

Remember when lunch breaks were actual breaks? You had an hour and you could go out, go home, go to a restaurant, or just decompress. Nowadays, lunches are consumed at breakneck speed, often at your cubicle, so you can get back to work as soon as possible. So what used to be an hour of relaxing “you time” is now 23 minutes of stuffing your face and zoning out. Have yourself a little fantasy time by checking out who your possible future husband or wife could be. It’ll brighten up your day, and who knows? It might actually work!


Using Dating Apps While Out To Coffee

In Bed

Bedtime has been a time of introspection since our species was able to think. It’s a time to reflect on the day that just ended and plan for the day ahead. In the past, winding down from the day usually entailed reading the newest pulp novel or watching The Tonight Show. What a waste when you could be finding the next love of your life! Take this time to check out potential matches who may be in bed doing exactly the same thing. Maybe someday you’ll both be in the same bed, together.

During Meetings

Of course you’re supposed to be paying attention during meetings. Of course whatever Janice from accounting is saying is important. It’s just that, with the proliferation of meetings, we just don’t care anymore. Heck, the minutes of the meeting are going to be emailed out afterwards anyway, so you’re not missing anything. Why not actually do something worthwhile and check out some hotties. Who knows? If you get a date out of it, something actually got accomplished.

During Phone Calls With Mom

We all love our moms. However, sometimes listening for an hour about how Jean from the garden club is totally stealing her flower arranging ideas can be….less than optimal. With the advent of earphones with mics and smartphones, what used to be slow torture can now be a great time to explore your hook-up options. Just make sure to pepper your swiping with well-timed “Uh huh, you’re so right” comments to keep mom off the track.

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