My terrible online dates live on as zombies on Instagram

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In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. It is cuffing season after all. 


Instagram has become a cemetery for my failed online dates. 

I don’t accidentally tap into their Stories, or stumble upon their posts as I aimlessly scroll through my timeline. But I unexpectedly trip on the graves of my failed romances while scrolling through a sea of smiling selfies or humble-braggy holiday snaps from my friends because of an unnerving Instagram feature. 

Instagram’s “Suggestions For You” feature, which pops up from time to time in timelines, shows you profiles it thinks you might be interested in following. Save the odd face of someone I went to school with, this particular feature is largely dominated with photos of men I’ve matched with on dating apps, gone on dates with, and decided, for whatever reason, that I’d rather not pursue a relationship with.  Read more…

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