5 Things You Immediately Get Sick Of When You Re-Enter The Dating Game
I am all for being a strong, independent badass. I'm aware I'm still young.
I have all the perks of not having to answer to anyone. I just know that if I want to pack up and leave, I can do so with no hesitation. I don't have to worry about another person, and I can fall in love with myself.
You've heard what I'm saying before. I'm just repeating all the super great things single girls say to other single girls to make themselves feel better.
You know what? I'm all for it. I mean, I live it.
But I'm over being single.
I'm tired of hearing the whole "love yourself" bullsh*t and the "stop looking and it will find you" mumbo jumbo. I'm over the "Oh, you don't have a boyfriend yet."
I'll tell you why. It's because no one actually likes being alone. But no one actually likes the dating game, either. It's all fun and games until you're sitting across from a stranger who thinks it's cool to tell you about his secret Internet life. It sucks when the guy who you thought might get you out of the single world decides to ghost you instead.
I literally find myself envying people in relationships. I even get pissed off when I see two strangers hold hands. I thought to myself the other day how happier we would all be if everyone in the world just broke up.
It would be so great if we could forget that relationships even existed. I might be the world's most bitter Millennial.
Being so single it hurts has brought me five experiences that will have me dating the next boy who looks my way.
Don't get me wrong; I love to talk. I'm not some hermit who hates interacting with the outside world.
But having to communicate in the dating world is honestly exhausting. You have to always be on point. Your response to “Hey, how's your day?” has to be interesting, inviting, witty and all this other crap.
But in reality, all I want to say is, “I don't even know you, dude. It was fine."
Also, God help you if you don't add an “lol” to the end of every sentence. Now, you sound like a bitch.
But if you add too many "Lols," you just sound like a laughing weirdo. It's just too much.
2. Meeting New People
Like I said, I'm not a hermit. But #NoNewFriends.
Seriously. I have enough friends. I know enough people.
Like seriously, I'm good. Not to mention, you could be meeting a serial killer or a drug lord or something. I really don't have the time to be dealing with any of that.
3. Wasting My Time
I do not have time to waste. Please spare me the "It's not wasted time" speech.
If I'm putting in all this effort to craft a perfectly-worded message or a perfectly flattering outfit when I would much rather be catching up on "New Girl," then this better turn into marriage, buddy.
4. Dating Apps
This is why the people who you never thought would date in your town do. If you didn't find love in college or at work, where the f*ck else are you going to meet someone?
Dating apps are honestly horrible. You can have 1,000 matches on Tinder, and still not have a single decent conversation. The fact that you literally have to meet a complete stranger just goes back to all my other issues about being single.
5. The Letdown
Going through all of this to ultimately just continue being single is not appealing at all. Some days, you don't want to have to worry if the guy you're “talking” to is just going to change his mind. You constantly question yourself and think you're doing something wrong.
I can only assume that being in a relationship isn't always sunshine and rainbows. But neither is being single.
I suppose this is what they mean by that "double-edged sword" saying. I'm clearly aware that good things come to those who wait. This is obviously not something I can rush.
But sometimes, I just really am over living the single girl life. For now, I'll make the best of it and have fun with it, I guess. (Someone said this was supposed to be fun, right?)
But while I still have the chance to be annoyingly single, I might as well complain about the dating game.