I have always been that person who loves love. I live for romantic gestures, sappy love stories, and heartfelt handwritten notes. Also, I always believed in finding that special someone
and knowing it was meant to be in an instant.
Of course, I know to some this might sound ridiculous, but this is the way I genuinely view love. Personally, I have not had a fairytale ending in my love life, but I intend on having one.
I have been heartbroken and have had many failed relationships. However, these failed relationships have not changed my outlook on true love.
Just because my dating past has not been easy, this does not mean that it will always be this way.
Sadly though, from what I have experienced, dating in 2018 is very complicated. There are many people who use the technology we have today to date in a malicious manner.
I cannot even begin to rattle off all the catfishes and criminals I have come across on dating websites. They claim to be someone they are not for long periods of time and hide behind these fake profiles.
It is a very dangerous thing, and it should not be taken lightly to say the least. However, while scheming and lying seems to be an issue in 2018, it was not always the case.
As I have read and heard, there were much simpler times in terms of dating. There was a time when people would have to speak face to face and would go on proper dates.
There was also a time where people had the decency to end a relationship face to face rather than through hearsay or through the internet. However, while we cannot reverse the clock we can work to be more honest and open with our future partners.
I know for me, I will not let the signs of the time change my views on love. Just because people use technology to mold dating into whatever they please; doesn’t mean I will.
Finally, my last message is for those reading to be wary of any red flags when dating. It is important to protect one’s heart and to be sure of who to trust out there!