#onlinedating | Dolly Alderton’s new book, Ghosts — and what she’s learnt about online dating | Style | #bumble | #tinder | #pof

Like the storytelling rule that says there are only seven basic plots, there is, to put it crassly, the dating app rule of seven basic men: Tory; football; bungee jumping; Leonard Cohen on heavy Spotify rotation; Comedy Central in the Sky package; kink and fetish; pints. There you have it.

If you were on the apps for long enough, you would be able to take a test on the recurring details found in the thousands of profiles seen in the space of a week. There are tropes that transcend all categories — David Attenborough is cited as a dream dinner-party guest or man-crush across the board. Travel and photographic evidence of travel are valued above all else. Many like to boast about how sarcastic they


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