Sure, casual dating is still a thing, but for the most part, it’s more important to find something serious and substantial.
Sporadic invites to meet up at the bar, “relationships” entirely dependent on Snapchat, and mind games are no longer acceptable.
For many of us, our emotional baggage can make finding the right romantic partner a difficult journey.
Perhaps you grew up in a household where there was no role model of a solid, healthy relationship and you doubt that such a thing even exists.
Very rarely was anything of substance shared there and more or less, everyone had the same opportunity to meet and connect with others.
The interactions were unique because of the anonymity given by using My Space.
A couple of months ago, I was sitting at a bar minding my own business when the woman next to me did something strange.
Surrounded by potential partners, she pulled out her phone, hid it coyly beneath the counter, and opened the online dating app Tinder.
In college, the dating world involves tequila shots, Snapchat convos, and meeting up in a group setting. There’s no pressure or expectation when you’re “dating” in college. Suddenly, it’s not enough to keep everything casual and potential prospects become few and far between.
When you’re no longer dedicating your ample free time to whatever the hell you want to do (because there’s no such thing as ample free time after college), there’s intense pressure to meet someone worth actually seeing in your hours off from work.
On her screen, images of men appeared and then disappeared to the left and right, depending on the direction in which she wiped.