NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is The Busiest Dating App Day of the Year

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Daisy Ducati and Ella Nova

Daisy Ducati and Ella Nova in Crash Pad Series episode 186

Today, January 5, is (allegedly) the busiest dating app day of the year:

“By the first Sunday in January, most of us have settled into our routines, says Annabel, a matchmaker for the dating app The Inner Circle. ‘January 5th marks the end of a season of packed calendars, family gatherings, and trips. It’s when people settle back into their routines and don’t have to plan three weeks in advance to get a date in,’ she says.”

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Barbary Rose and Rion Rhodes in Crash Pad Series episode 277

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Blair and Megan Reeves in Crash Pad Series episode 279

No one likes dating, so here are some suggestions on making it suck less, like making sure you’re on an app that reflects what you want:

“A lot of us like to complain about dating apps, but let’s face it, they work. A 2019 study found that straight people are now more likely to meet their significant other online than in any other way. And the same study found that queer couples are even more likely to meet through online dating — LGBTQ+ individuals were “early adopters of internet services for meeting partners,” in part because they’re a minority group who meet fewer potential dating partners through friends and family.

With all the dating apps out there, however, you might be using one that doesn’t work for you. Are you significantly older or younger than most of the app’s users? Are you polyamorous, but not using an polyamory-friendly app? Take some time to research which app might be the best fit for you instead of just choosing the first one that shows up when you google ‘dating app.'”

Byron DuBois and Daizy Blaze

Byron DuBois and Daizy Blaze in Crash Pad Series episode 296

It sucks when you break up but then still have to live with your ex-girlfriend:

” If there is a way to sleep in the same bed with your ex every night, have a friendly relationship, and not continue to hook up with them, I am unaware of it. It’s a triangle and you can only have two corners. Want a friendly relationship where you’re not hooking up? Don’t share a bed. Want to share a bed but not hook up? Things aren’t going to be friendly.

We are still friendly and still sharing a bed, which is a long, clumsy way of saying that we are still hooking up. She has a nightmare and I hold her. I leave my shoes in the living room and they magically find their way to my closet. In some ways nothing has changed. In others, it’s all very different.”

Carolyn Yates was the NSFW Editor (2013–2018) and Literary Editor for Autostraddle.com, with bylines in Nylon, Refinery29, The Toast, Bitch, Xtra!, Jezebel, and elsewhere. They live in Los Angeles and also on twitter and instagram.

Carolyn has written 1053 articles for us.

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