Dating apps are a prime place to look for people who are, in your eyes, dating material. But what if you’re narrowing down your options way too much? That’s where the following trend comes into play. It’s called “avalanching.”
What Is Avalanching?
Avalanching is basically when someone who uses a dating app ignores the usual dealbreakers that would prevent them from moving forward with a specific individual.
Does that person live too far? Are they not exactly your type? Are they maybe too old for your liking? It doesn’t matter. Ignore all of these variables, swipe right, and hope for the best.
This will inevitably lead to the user receiving a lot more matches because they are opening their mind to a larger pool of potential suitors. This explains why they’re calling it “avalanching.”
It’s a Risky Move
While this is going to increase the chances of more dates in time for Valentine’s Day – there are obvious risks behind this move.
For a start, by avalanching, you are inevitably lowering your usual standards/expectations. This means that you could very much meet a variety of people who end up disappointing you on that fateful date.
Avalanching Is Getting Very Popular
Polls show that a lot more people are subscribing to this new trend. In fact, in a poll, a whopping 79% claimed that they were swiping right a lot more often, specifically in January.
And while dating expert Sylvia Linzalone believes that there are upsides to avalanching, she still thinks that daters shouldn’t ignore their non-negotiables. Moreover, meeting people in person, and saving as much conversation as possible for the date is essential.
“It’s time to switch these two around and focus on real-life meets instead if you really want to make a change in your love life,” she said.