I absolutely hesitated writing this post.
This isn’t a dating blog, and I really don’t talk a heck of a lot about my personal life. The thought of talking about dating online makes me want to hide in a corner. Knowing that people I know in real life are going to read this makes me really, really want to hide in a corner.
But…….it’s my blog and it’s Thursday, which means it’s basically a free-for-all in blogland.
So, here goes nothing…..
Since being single again I’ve dabbled in dating. I say dabbled because I can’t say what I’ve been doing has been dating in any way.
It goes something like this…..
Online Dating in 10 Steps
Step 1: Open Bumble or Tinder
Step 2: Look at profile; swipe. Continue for 20 minutes. Match with 2 people.
Step 3: Message people.
Step 4: Wait.
Step 5: Maybe receive a reply. Neat-o.
Step 6: Dude asks what I’m doing on said dating app.
Why is this even a question?! Because the boyfriend store was out?!
Step 7: Attempt a witty reply while rolling my eyes.
Step 8: Guy informs me he’s not looking for anything serious.
Tip: this actually means he’s looking for a friends with benefits relationship. Apparently somewhere along the line, “nothing serious” became friends with benefits. Yes, this is dumb.
Step 9: Tell said guy I’m also not looking for anything serious; however, I’m also not interested in a friends with benefits relationship.
Step 10: Guy wishes me luck and I start again at step 1.
Apparently during the 12 years I was in a relationship, dating has changed from going out and having fun with a person to randomly hooking up and nothing more. Am I totally insane for thinking there has to be some kind of middle ground between random hookups and getting married tomorrow?!
Someone, please tell me that exists, because those 10 steps above just aren’t working all that well for me.
I have, completely seriously, told nearly all of my friends, I’d way rather be set up than deal with the crap of online dating. (Can you tell I’m not fed up at all with the experience? Ha!).
One of my closest friends met her amazing husband at a bar and she suggested it to me. As a moderately awkward introvert, the thought of going to a bar and meeting someone makes my skin crawl. I thought it might make a fun blog post but then realized it would go something like this:
- Arrive at bar.
- Sat in corner.
- Left after 10 minutes.
- Put on PJ’s and snuggled with Merlin
And so, here I am.Come and read Ange's 10 steps of online datingClick To Tweet
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