Online dating apps are a great way for single people to meet other single people. And they sure beat leaving the comfort of your own home to gamble on finding a stranger whose face and personality you can tolerate enough to bone. But they have some major downsides, including the fact that you are pretty much inevitably going to run in to friends, exes, co-workers, or other people you never wanted to think about in a romantic or sexual way. For teachers, dating apps can be an especially awkward and terrifying minefield. Because students could be lurking at every swipe, lying about their age, or filtering their faces beyond recognition.
Here are 16 stories about awkward matches, inappropriate right-swipes, and other examples of online dating gone wrong (or in some cases, right):
1.) From Joe434:
I unmatched with them as soon as I realized who it was . We still had a month left in the semester , and she never brought it up . I teach in higher ed ., so it’s “legal”, but definitely not worth the headaches and professional fallout it could potentially cause .