It’s good to be treated to an insight on online dating from the male perspective, and these two men couldn’t be more different to one another.One is a man we’d all hope to meet, honest, attractive, intelligent, warm, well presented and yes tall. I’m looking for love and lust.” On the other side is Marcus Pierce, a divorced 36-year-old, who has turned to online dating to, as he says, “find a wife.” Both Alex and Marcus let the cameras follow their search on Bravo Media’s new docu-series, “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male,” premiering Sunday, March 9 at 10 p.m. Each week, the show will follow two men as they search for their match. e H: How do you get out of a really bad first date? Do you have a preference for what you do on a first date? So that’s why I always say, go do something simple where you have an easy out if you are not interested in each other.Pierce said he’s found his most successful dates from Ok Cupid and While Tinder may be a hot new application, the fitness trainer said it gets confusing, trying to determine what each person is looking for. e H: You said on the show you want to have a bikini shot? In my profile, I put pictures of me in a bathing suit. e H: Besides a sense of humor, what else do you look for in the profile?
When asked if they’ve been arranging dates on the apps they’ve been swiping at, all say not one date, but two or three: “You can’t be stuck in one lane …Everyone is drinking, peering into their screens and swiping on the faces of strangers they may have sex with later that evening. “Ew, this guy has Dad bod,” a young woman says of a potential match, swiping left.Her friends smirk, not looking up.“Tinder sucks,” they say. At a booth in the back, three handsome twentysomething guys in button-downs are having beers.There’s always something better.” “If you had a reservation somewhere and then a table at Per Se opened up, you’d want to go there,” Alex offers.“Guys view everything as a competition,” he elaborates with his deep, reassuring voice. ” With these dating apps, he says, “you’re always sort of prowling.You could talk to two or three girls at a bar and pick the best one, or you can swipe a couple hundred people a day—the sample size is so much larger. Crew; senior at Parsons; junior at Pace; works in finance …It’s setting up two or three Tinder dates a week and, chances are, sleeping with all of them, so you could rack up 100 girls you’ve slept with in a year.”He says that he himself has slept with five different women he met on Tinder—“Tinderellas,” the guys call them—in the last eight days. ”“We don’t know what the girls are like,” Marty says.“And they don’t know us,” says Alex.