Every horrible thing about dating in your twenties
I’ve activated and deactivated my Tinder account a number of times over the past few months, but I’ve matched with 60-ish guys and of them, 19 have messaged me, 3 have asked for sexual favors and I’ve gone on 1 date. My friends and I thought it would be funny to make a pun off of my go-to karaoke song, “Baby Got Back,” and my profile said “My anaconda don’t want none unless you got funds, hun.” That led to this convo, and no, I didn’t reply. I’ve gone on dates with guys that I knew wouldn’t work long-term, and I just kept it going because it was nice to feel wanted. I’ve learned to start being honest up front, and it’s really refreshing to me when a guy is honest from the get-go.
You have to go out and meet people or have your friends set you up on awkward blind dates or try your luck online. I love meeting people, but I’m always weird when I’m talking to someone that I’m romantically interested in. When I was younger, I got on this website called Spin the Bottle.I honestly didn’t realize that it was a dating site. Now if you want to meet someone, you don’t even have to create an actual profile.I thought it was more like a place for you to make friends and flirt with people online (mind you, this was back in the day when forums were a big thing). You can just get a dating app, upload a picture or two, write a couple sentences about yourself (or just use a couple of emojis) and call it a day.Even so, the part of me that does enjoy going on dates also gets a few high doses of unwanted anxiety.Dating was so much easier when in school, or at least finding people to date was easier.