Dating someone new is like starting a new TV show: Whether you're totally into it or kind of ambivalent, you probably wish you could just skip ahead to season three, when you understand the characters and actually know what the heck is going on. And IMO, even the best TV shows sometimes get off to an iffy start in season one. (I'm looking at you, Parks and Recreation.) But have no fear, awkward daters. If your romantic life feels as tense as Parks and Rec's first season, then these memes about the awkwardness of dating will assure you that you're definitely not alone.
From terrible dating app messages to unspoken texting rules, it seems like the pitfalls of modern dating are exponentially increasing. You might send a confessional text intended for your BFF to your crush instead. You might unintentionally like a date's Instagram post from 2015. You might come across an ex's profile on a dating app and accidentally swipe right. No matter what dating faux pas you've committed, I can pretty much guarantee that someone's done something even more embarrassing... and if not, then hopefully you can turn your experience into a viral meme someday.
When You Like The Idea of Dating Better Than Actually Dating
When You And Your Date Aren't On The Same Page
When Stalking Gets The Best Of You
When You Shoot Your Shot... And Miss
When Your Lies Catch Up With You
When You Come With Too Much Baggage And Not Enough Chill
When The Only Thing They Can Commit To Is Not Committing
When You Have High Hopes (And A Lot Of Free Time)
When You're Over It Before It Even Begins
When Your Almost Relationship Almost Destroys You
When You Decide To Give That Ex A Second Chance
When Dating Feels Like An Emotional Rollercoaster
Dating likely isn't going to get any less awkward anytime soon, so the best thing you can do is find ways to laugh about it.