Isn't the whole point of internet dating that you can meet someone new?
Indulging in some no-strings fun can be a great way to wrap up the last days of summer. Think about the last time you made a bad decision about sex. And was it while you were at a concert, a beach party, a festival or a club?
Sex doesn’t always have to be about making a hectic commitment to each other or planning a life together – sometimes, it’s just about letting loose and having a good time. Fewer inhibitions means you’re up for that striptease or a move you’ve never tried before. These are often the places where booze and drugs are flowing, and that’s when you’re likely to make the worst decisions about sex – like doing it unprotected, for example.
The USP: Hook up with the people you walk past on the street.
Pros: Once you get over the slight stalker complex Happn instils on you by showing women who walked past your front door an hour ago, matching with users within a 250 meter radius is actually quite handy.
Plus, puking or passing out during sex is not only incredibly unsexy, but it could put you in serious danger or your partner in a very awkward position.
Remember, if you pass out while having sex, you can no longer give consent for the act. But it’s the way life is, and it’s another very good reason to avoid the effects of alcohol and drugs when you’re out partying and hoping for a fun hook-up.And although there are many successful online dating stories like that shared by Amelia and Juan, we just need to be a bit more vigilant.To prove that this can happen to anyone, take note of this local Cape Town-based social media manager’s recent Tinder scam story. I should have spotted this a mile away.” We have this idea that scams only happen to naïve, uneducated people who are preyed on by evil online perpetrators you’d personally be able to spot from the get-go. After meeting on Tinder, Susan* started having doting conversations with an attractive man for about 2 weeks. ” He said he was American and only in Cape Town for a short period of time. Being weary of strangers Susan* gives him her work address as the delivery address.Soon after, he started promising her extravagant gifts (Chanel, Tiffany jewellery, Louboutin heels), messaging: “I got you something nice” – sending a picture of a Rolex watch. Just before meeting he got called home for an emergency. But then he asks her to pay the customs tax for the gifts – it must be paid via EFT.Mmmm…“But I was like, if you can afford all this stuff, then why am I paying the tax?The popularity and activity in the online dating world increases during the period between Christmas Day and Valentine’s Day, as confirms that they expect a 60% increase in new members.