After date 1 or 2, if you're going to see the guy again, make a decision about what you'll say, then you won't seem embarrassed or befuddled if you're asked.3.
Own It And when you do tell someone, you should own it.
So what do you tell people if you happen to swipe into true love?
You could try telling them the truth, though that might lead to an awkward conversation with your ultra-conservative grandmother. Making up a fun, fake story to tell people about how you met is a pretty harmless white lie, assuming you go about it the right way.
“The ‘friend’ is your online dating app of choice, and the story is common and vague enough that it doesn’t immediately stand out as a lie,” Frankel explains.
Plus, if you meet on an app like Hinge, which is similar to Tinder, but it uses your Facebook connections to match you up with friends-of-friends, it’s technically true.
I know I should tell them the truth, but it gets harder and harder as time goes on. Having recently met some people from the interweb myself, I've dealt with similar dilemmas.
There is still some stigma that goes with dating online, but not really, because it's mostly in the dater's own mind. Tired of trying to meet guys in the traditional places?
The swipe-right-for-sex mechanism almost seems too easy, and as a result these apps still have a rep for promoting hookup culture over real relationships.
Make sure it’s an activity you’ve actually done together, and the cover will be foolproof (you can even tell people the story of how you rescued her from a rattlesnake, aka twig, on your gorgeous mountain hike.) “We met on Tinder.” No shame!
If, for some reason, people are uncomfortable with the idea that you met your amazing girlfriend on a hookup app, that just reflects on them, not you, says sexologist and relationship expert Claudia Six.
Have you been embarrassed about introducing someone you met online?
A recent Pew survey found that 41 percent of Americans know someone who uses online dating to meet people, and nearly 30 percent know someone who met a long-term significant other on a dating site or app.