Beware! The Person in Your Phone Could Be a Textual Predator

Love and Sex

Beware! The Person in Your Phone Could Be a Textual Predator

Illustration: Akshita Monga

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nlike conventional millennial norms that pitch dating apps as a constant carousel of never-ending sex, I think of them as the introvert’s opportunity to step out of her cocoon of geekiness. It is an opportunity to “socialise” – something I’ve never done in my life, being mumma’s favourite daughter and a former nerd. After all, who was I to reject the divine advice of Cosmopolitan and Thought Catalog urging me to “put myself out there”?

As it turns out, to reach that point of actual socialising via any such app, requires large doses of that most annoying of modern-day pastimes – texting.

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