An Introduction to You and the Online World of Dating
I'll start off by saying that I am by no means an expert on this topic. Hell, I just officially joined the world of dating less than a year ago. Before that time, all of my relationships stemmed from friendships. I never actually went on a real "first date" before 2017. How did I avoid the dreaded or long sought after first date for so long? A four-year long relationship that began at the age of 19 and ended far later than it should have kept dating from ever crossing my mind again. So, I, like many of you, joined this crazy world of single-hood, its complicated, or its something, in the search of something more. In this day and age, that often means entering the world of online dating. What does that even mean and entail? That is what I hope to explore here with you.
I had heard of tinder from friends and even acted as a swiper on their behalf - soon to have the phone taken out of my hands because I apparently didn't know their type - but I had never seriously thought it would be something I had to consider using. I set up my profile and off I went. To all of you that have braved the tides of online dating, bravo. Pat yourselves on the back. The complex dos and dont's of dating apps never came with a rule book. I'm here to share my stories of the past year, the 27 of 2017 shall we say, in the hopes that you can take something from the many mistakes and situations I have experienced - or maybe, just get a good laugh from it all. At the end of the day, it has been some of the cutest and most hilarious stories I have accumulated. I hope you find it to be the same for yourself.