Online dating difficulties
“I haven’t been looking for a serious relationship in my early 20s.
It’s great to just talk to people and meet up with people.”“I have a boyfriend right now whom I met on Tinder,” says Frannie Steinlage, a 34-year-old straight woman who is a health-care consultant in Denver.
Dan Slater asks whether online dating leads us to value our relationships less and whether that is a problem.
So while some of these challenges are explicitly about dating, others are about doing things that broaden your horizons in amazing ways, whether you meet someone new or not.
Because really, a big part of feeling better about being single comes in realizing how much possibility there is in the world. Maybe don't allow them to rewrite your entire online dating profile, because your masterfully witty lines are probably great.
I don’t believe hookup culture has infected our brains and turned us into soulless sex-hungry swipe monsters. It doesn’t do to pretend that dating in the app era hasn’t changed. Tinder arrived in 2012, and nipping at its heels came other imitators and twists on the format, like Hinge (connects you with friends of friends), Bumble (women have to message first), and others.
Older online dating sites like OKCupid now have apps as well.
But before jumping right in, a disclaimer: being single is 100 percent nothing to be ashamed of.