Jae, AleXa, and guest singer-songwriter JUNNY dish on dating apps and the dating scene in episode 54 of How Did I Get Here?
All three share that they have never personally been on a dating app, but JUNNY shares that he has “played around with my friends [account]. … But I’ve never bothered downloading on my own phone.” AleXa on the other hand shared a shocking story of how people use to catfish as her on dating apps in high school because she had a public Instagram account.
Jae gets real about how dating apps are used nowadays, saying “I feel like its become more of a party game for a lot of people. Something to do when conversations get awkward.”
The topic swung to pick-up lines as JUNNY shared his experience looking through his female friend’s message inbox in a dating app.
[They were saying] these things that you see in like a book, a 101 class of how to pick up girls. It’s hilarious to see it.
The discussion gets a bit more contemplative as Jae speaks his opinion on the matter as well: “I’ll be honest, I think pick up lines— at least in real life— it doesn’t matter what you say, so much as who you are and how you say it.”
JUNNY concludes that the safest method to dating is naturally meeting someone in real life, which Jae points out is a bit difficult at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that isn’t to say that online dating never works— as long as you can make it past all the pickup lines that is.