In case you hadn’t heard, cryptocurrencies are the hot topic du jour. Crypto-chat has worked its way into our dinner party conversations. And, now it seems it’s even wormed itself into our dating lives. Great.
Cryptomancing — a term coined by The Guardian — is the latest trend to grace the world of dating apps. And, if you’re an avid swiper, you’ve probably come face-to-face with a “cryptomancer.”
“They’re male, and after about three introductory questions, will say: ‘I’ve been investing in a lot of bitcoin recently, as well as Ripple and Ethereum,'” writes The Guardian’s Max Benwell.
Not only do cryptomancers cut straight to the chase with their unsexy Bitcoin chatter, they also provide unsolicited advice to their matches. One minute you’re talking about your Tinder match’s fave dog breed, and next thing ya know you’re being schooled on how to invest your hard-earned cash. Un-match immediately.
Some cryptomancers might not even have the decency to wait for three or four messages before diving straight into the dogecoin chat. If you receive a crypto-related pickup line, you should sever all ties immediately.
If you are brave enough to make it to dinner with a cryptomancer, you’ll likely witness them attempting to pay in Bitcoin for their share of the bill.
Now, if you aren’t averse to indulging in the odd spot of crypto-chat, then cryptomancing might be right up your street. Indeed, I recently conducted an experiment with my Tinder matches by sending them crypto-related pickup lines. And, it worked like a charm. Think: “Is that a blockchain or are you just pleased to see me?” and “I’m a Bitcoin in the streets and an Ethereum in the sheets.”
Proceed with caution, folks!