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At the time of my Tinder adventures, I was still harboring a lot of self-hate about my appearance.
I didn’t think that I was pretty because even if I put on a shit ton of makeup, did my hair, dressed in the coolest clothes, I was in a chair and in my mind, the chair always got in my way of feeling attractive.
It really was the perfect opportunity to learn how to spend time with someone new.
Then I gave internet dating a go because meeting someone at work was out and I had a lot of trouble meeting anyone while running around the city or at a bar with friends.
Quite often, a sexually explicit photo arrives out of the blue.
Tweten did not apologize, but she did hang up, this time for good.“This guy was unhinged,” she says, still trying to make sense of their disturbing exchange. At least, as far as one can tell from Tinder: He was a coffee-loving “urban adventurer” from the Midwest and an entrepreneur who walked dogs on the side. So when Nathan (not his real name) matched with Alexandra Tweten, a 28-year-old woman living in Los Angeles, she was eager to start chatting. “It could have been my exact profile,” says Tweten. In his free time, he could be found digging through all the right vinyl genres: indie rock, shoegaze, electronic, and new age.“I’m relieved I hadn’t met up with him or told him identifying information about myself.”As strange as her experience felt, Tweten realized after swapping stories with friends that it wasn’t that unusual: For many women, oddly aggressive, sometimes threatening interactions with men are an all-too-familiar feature of Internet dating.The misconduct comes in a range of forms: Sometimes, a conversation on OKCupid, Tinder, or another service starts off overly offensive or aggressive, or turns hostile when the woman doesn’t respond favorably or quickly enough.