2016 friends online and dating site
I’ve noticed I like a certain physique in men and they’re also often aloof.
I’ve had enough experience to know that this doesn’t work for me.
I went on a couple of dates from the site, and met some people who seemed interesting and smart. But, after about a month, I decided that it no longer served me either. Last week, I was a guest on the “Ask Women” podcast and we talked about online dating (the episode will air in a few weeks, and I’ll publish the link). Here is my list of why online dating no longer serves me: Constantly having to check apps, some of which are clunky and outdated, takes up a lot of time.
In the messages, I read a lot of embellishment and exaggeration.
I deleted my OKCupid account immediately after recording the episode. When I’m browsing, swiping and texting with strangers, I’m not actually doing the things that bring me joy or productivity.
I really enjoy going to restaurants, cooking, taking day trips, exercising, reading, and spending time with friends.
Checking the apps and waiting for messages, getting my hopes up, or feeling disappointed is too volatile.
I get wrapped up in these actions far too early (sometimes without even having met the person).