I have given up dating
If there was any actual human connection attracting me to my dates, I might look forward to them, instead of approaching them like they’re a scary jar from the back of the fridge that’s probably gone bad. I shared a subway pole with a guy yesterday, was that a date?
But since all I’ve got are a few text back-and-forths and the knowledge that the only reason this date is happening at all is because following two concurring right thumb swipes, I: a) suggested we meet, b) picked the day, c) picked the time, and d) picked the place, I can’t say I’m exactly overflowing with anticipation. Should we have sex and The second way I no longer know how to date is: honestly, what even are dates now? A woman gave me free Amaro when she brought me my check at a bar two nights ago, are we married now?
So, where do you turn when you've gotten the same generic advice over and over, and you're just a single girl who's over it all?
Well, speaking as two tormented souls in this likely small demographic, we have figured out a solution we're actually kind of excited about.
We have decided to take a time out, and to just “be” with our dating lives. We aren't going to play the “wait five hours to respond” game, and we sure as sh*t aren't going to change our ways and enter the world of dating apps.
At this stage in my single life, I recoil at the idea of showering, putting on makeup, picking out an outfit, and blow drying my hair even more time in order to meet up with a name in my phone.
The word “date” carries with it a waft of romance and excitement that I simply wasn’t comfortable assigning to an event where I met a stranger for the first time and hoped his profile photos were accurate." data-reactid="14"At some point I stopped calling them dates. The word “date” carries with it a waft of romance and excitement that I simply wasn’t comfortable assigning to an event where I met a stranger for the first time and hoped his profile photos were accurate.picking out an outfit, and blow drying my hair even I truly don’t know how to date anymore. The first: I don’t know how to physically continue.
Like you could ask me to do it right now and I would literally charge a fee.first date over a hundred times, and I don’t think I have anything left to give to that effort.
I have earned my bitterness merit badge and no one will take it from me.