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Dating Apps, A Blessing And A Curse

“I do want a relationship, though. It might not be the first thing on my mind but sometimes when I’m alone or bored I crave it.”
Queens, NY
I’ve never been in a full relationship before. I guess I could be considered a late bloomer. I was never very popular in high school and I didn’t hit all the big milestones like first dates and kisses until I got to college.

Now, I’m out of school. I’ve dated a bit but never been in a relationship. I’m still young and my love life was never a huge focus because I felt like I had more important things to worry about.

I needed to get work and make money and move out and do all these big things. Your 20s are such a huge transitional period and I’m still in the middle of a lot of those transitions.

I’ve never been particularly lonely. I really enjoy my own company. I think being single can actually be pretty empowering, especially as a woman.

Of course, I have a very strong group of a few close friends and some family members as well. I do want a relationship, though. It might not be the first thing on my mind but sometimes when I’m alone or bored I crave it.

I kind of feel like I’m behind everyone else in that area and I need to catch up. I’m a romantic deep down and I want to share that with someone.

I am on dating apps. I think they’re a blessing and a curse. You can easily find people on them.

Everyone is so direct and honest about what they’re looking for and it’s easy to find people with similar goals. It’s definitely efficient.

But, I’ve been on a lot of dates through dating apps. None of them have amounted to much at all. Sometimes you’ll see the same person a few times but it’s really hard to make a genuine connection.

I’m definitely thankful for the way that the internet has made dating so much easier and less stressful. It’s a lot easier to flirt with someone on a dating app because you both know what you’re there for.

There’s no awkwardness or miscommunication in that sense. Still, I do think it takes some of the emotion and human connection out of dating.

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