If you've ever been in the world of online dating, it can feel like an existential nightmare. Swiping through hundreds upon hundreds of people, trying to find your special person, is like looking for a needle in a haystack. But hey, all it takes is one right swipe to get your perfect match, right? Wrong. It turns out, you might just be wading through a pool of bots and fighting an algorithm that is designed to keep you on the app as long as possible, take your money, and not encourage you to find your match at all. These previous employees of online dating services have shared the dark secrets behind the algorithms and tricks they use on their customers, which you may have lost hours of your life to. Scroll down if you dare.