And 90 per cent of the time, the other person will exactly match their response speed to the time you took to reply.
If a convo isn’t going anywhere, I always walk away for a day or two to get them more interested.” But while Aaron’s approach is on the tactical side, others’ are just plain dirty.
Olly*, a 25-year-old graphic designer, was on the train home after a date with Jen, the 24-year-old media planner he’d met on Tinder a few weeks before. Not even because he wanted to wait another day to play it cool.
“Online dating and apps do tend to favour women – but it’s because men are more easily interested based on a pic and will pursue women, thus giving women choices.
“The big ‘chess move’ in dating is how quickly you respond to messages,” explains Aaron, 27.
“Contacting someone is like losing power, so no-one wants to seem eager.
“At parties, the ratio of single men to women sucks.
Male friends on Tinder don’t get many matches when they swipe indiscriminately, while female mates get whoever they want.Some men have decided this is unfair – despite the fact they’re causing it – and engage in games to gain power again.