Dating apps have many well-known problems -- a paralyzing overabundance of choices, an ever-evolving built-in language of flirtation that's tough to keep up with, the fact that most humans are just, like, fine -- but like most things to come out of Silicon Valley, they also have a hidden dark side that we only occasionally get glimpses of.

As if the act of dating itself weren't already frustrating and draining beyond belief, here are ways dating apps have failed us.

Tinder makes singles particularly men -feel terrible about themselves. Studies say male Tinder users can take a hit to their egos and feel exploited.

Your would-be mate may be rejecting you based on your phone choice. 12 05 According to a Match.com survey of unhitched Americans, Android users are 15

Dating sites use algorithms but pad results with people you don't match with. Basically, you choose online dating because you think it narrows people

A regular first date involves small talk about stuff like if they like dogs or what languages they speak. But if you met on an app, you read all that

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The wide selection in an app spurs you to seek out a match, right? Think again. That very same perception that there are entire schools of fish in the

Match.com partnered with Amazon's Alexa, but they didn't quite think the programming through. People asked the device for dating advice, and it respon

An unusual name leaves you unlikely to get picked on apps. People stick to what they know, even if it means shunning a perfectly good set of genitals

Grindr was caught sharing users? HIV statuses with third-party developers. AIV Grindr's response was Grindr is a public forum, and it encouraged peo

Personality tests on dating sites are bizarre and leave no room for nuance. Here's an actual question from one: While in the middle of the best lovem

Angela Jay met Paul Lambert through Tinder. Things went bad. They dated for six weeks, then she broke it off, but Paul kept stalking her. Then Angela

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Security researchers discovered dating apps like Tinder kinda skimp on the whole security thing. Tinder The researchers were able to use easily expl

Even the most genuine photos and profiles don't show you everything you'd get face-to-face. SELEn And it's not because the owner is deliberately trick

Tinder is eliminating the home team advantage in basketbal. The advantage dropped a stunning 10 percent in the last decade, and the industry blames Ti

Certain race and gender combinations just don't do SO hot on dating apps. Black women and Asian men match less often (regardless of, as far as we can

Tinder Plus subscriptions gouge older users. The app released its Tinder Plus subscriptions with two different price levels, depending on how old you

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Heard online dating works because many marriages today started online? That's very misleading. Forum Dating sites love throwing around that phrase,

Your chance of finding a mate through an app is depressingly low. Punxsutawney Phil predicts the seasons right only 39 percent of the time. Your chanc
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