14 Commandments for Everyone Who’s Ever Used a Dating App

Yep, you too.

Whether you’re a picky swiper, frequent emoji user or can dish out the opening lines like there’s no tomorrow, there are certain unspoken rules that everyone using dating apps should adhere to. And if there’s one dating app that knows these unspoken rules, it’s the guys at Badoo (it’s the biggest in the world) So if you don’t know, get to know…

 

1. Thou shalt not upload profile pictures with your ex-boyfriend/ex-girlfriend.

Instagram/badoo Enough already. It’s time to let go. And if you look really good in that pic, just crop them out.

Instagram/badoo

Enough already. It’s time to let go. And if you look really good in that pic, just crop them out.

 

2. Thou shalt not take topless selfies in the mirror…

Giphy Yea you’ve got it so you should flaunt it but the internet is forever, and that’s a mega long time.

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Yea you’ve got it so you should flaunt it but the internet is forever, and that’s a mega long time.

 

3. Especially if said mirror is in the gym changing rooms.

Unless you’re Channing Tatum, this is not ok.

 

4. Thou shalt not trust non-verified profiles on Badoo

Giphy Badoo doesn’t give catfishers a chance, so you shouldn’t either.

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Badoo doesn’t give catfishers a chance, so you shouldn’t either.

 

5. Thou shalt not respond to (or send) messages such as this:

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6. And certainly not this:

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7. Thou shall refrain from using the aubergine emoji.

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...Unless one is talking about that delicious parmigiana recipe, of course.

 

8. Thou shall ensure all holiday pics from Malia 2008 are removed.

Giphy And possibly burned.

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And possibly burned.

 

9. Thou shall always strive to have a witty bio, such as this.

Ok, maybe not. *too

Ok, maybe not. *too

 

10. Thou shall ensure GIF usage is always on point...

 

11. Thou shalt not stalk matches on Instagram and risk accidentally liking a post 44 weeks deep.
 

12. Thou shalt not instigate conversation at 9pm on a Friday night, as one needs to pretend that they have a life.

Giphy You don’t want everyone to guess that you’re actually at home in front of the telly chowing down on a box of After Eights.

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You don’t want everyone to guess that you’re actually at home in front of the telly chowing down on a box of After Eights.


 

13. Thou shalt not chat to anyone who openly describes themselves as ‘the Lad’.


Jack the Lad. Joe the Lad. Vlad the Lad. Just no.
 

14. And, finally, thou shalt not match with a guy (or girl) just because they’re holding a puppy.

Instagram/Badoo Don’t fall for the easiest trick in the book guys… Good luck 😉

Instagram/Badoo

Don’t fall for the easiest trick in the book guys… Good luck 😉