I’ve been navigating the sketchy waters of dating apps for a little over two years now and would consider myself well-versed in the art of the swipe. Regardless of the various platforms, Tinder, Bumble and, yes, sometimes even Hinge, I have come across the same tried and true characters. These are the boys (I hesitate to call them men) that I have found repeatedly on each that fit into very specific archetypes, but evidently not niche enough since there are enough of them to create a whole category.
Now, as we’re approaching summer, if you are looking for a hot, steamy fling, here is a guide to the 15 people you will see on the Cal Poly dating scene.
Click on each slide for the details of each character.
While swiping, please remember to stay safe during these times and to get tested in more ways than one – just because it’s relieving that after a date you didn’t get COVID-19, doesn’t mean “thank god, it’s only chlamydia!”