“You’re so lucky you are single!”
If I had a penny for every time I heard that…
Let me give you just a little blip into the life of a single person. A single person in 2017.
Granted, I am in this place because I focused on my career first, and while working on myself, I wasn’t prepared to let someone truly get to know me. I do take some responsibility for the predicament I am in.
However, with that being said, I’m about to spill it out for you.
Choosing my future husband is down to a technological science. No, it’s not a bunch of algorithms I pay hundreds of dollars for, I’m talking an application on my phone where I can literally swipe left or right to say hello to my future.
Thus in turn forcing me to judge someone on their looks and limited profile. Sometimes, you get to swiping so fast you pass someone you actually want to meet but you already swiped left and it’s over. You don’t get that chance again. Their gone. Forever.
Reasons to swipe left:
♣ Pictures of only their children – I’m not dating them, I’m dating you.
♣ Group photos – Which one are you? Usually not the one we think.
♣ Pictures holding a fish – We get it, you fish. It’s Minnesota, everyone does it.
♣ Outdoor pictures – That’s great you are on the top of a mountain or riding bike through the dessert, but I will not be there with you.
♣ You don’t show your teeth – I need to know what I’m working with.
♣ Your profile says – Just looking for friends, FWB or Open Minded. AKA means your married and you are open to the idea, but I’m pretty sure your wife isn’t.
Reasons to swipe right:
♣ None of said items above are shown in profile.
That’s how I choose.
It’s not chemistry, it’s not best pick up line, it’s not knowledge of common friends, it’s a pure 3 second judgement that decides my fate.
“How about you go out and meet people!”
That has been my life for the last umpteen years; be out and about, recruiting, talking to people, getting to know people, if I didn’t meet you then, you can come find me now. I’m tired. I don’t want to meet someone at a bar and have “that” conversation with them. I don’t want to hear someone put their foot in their mouth while trying to start a conversation with me. I don’t want to pay for your meal because I need to prove women are equal. I’m over it.
So I think what I have concluded in writing this blog, is I’m burnt out from dating. I’m taking a break.
Oh man, did that really just come out of my mouth?
“When you least expect it to happen, it’ll happen,” said every friend I ever had.
(Me Currently) Waiting.
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