The year is 2015, so our collective attachment to our phones is nothing we should be ashamed of at all.Whether we hate it or embrace it, technology has changed how we do just about everything, including dating.Don't be afraid to Google stalk — if you want to meet someone, it's your right to actually confirm their existence before hanging out (or even chatting) with them.Want more of Bustle's Sex and Relationships coverage?
From scams to get your money to people posing as someone else for attention, catfishing does happen, and you should always be on your guard.
It can be exhausting to read through someone's profile and develop a crush on them, only to discover in their match questions that they think women who've slept with a lot of men are "sluts." Yuck.
OK, Catfish may be a popular TV show, but most people don't think this could ever actually happen to them IRL.
But if I had a dollar for every time I read something like "if you don't look like your pictures, you're buying my drinks until you do," I could probably get Sallie Mae to stop calling me every five minutes.
Even if someone isn't outright sexist, online dating nevertheless breeds a sense of entitlement, and people seem to have very high demands regarding what they're looking for in a partner.