Dating gave up

At first I loved his dominant personality and how he took charge.

He knew a few trades, had a degree and a few certifications under his belt so I felt like we were equally yoked.

They had reached Curious to find out if anyone else had hit a wall in their online search for love, I polled a selection of singles who were actively dating and learned that all of them had deleted their dating apps recently, and most commonly, have deleted and reactivated their apps over and over again.

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At first it was fun to surf through different profiles and get the pertinent details about a guy without asking.The thought of my potential mate being a tap away was exciting.My quest for love has been turbulent and I have encountered much disappointment.Here’s a rundown of a few of the many men who put me on an emotional roller coaster.After I finished my academic career I was on the pursuit for passion and partnership.

So I decided to let a dating app be my personal matchmaker.

Many millennials turn to dating apps for “situation-ships” but since the Plenty of Fish (POF) app was advertised to be for more than a hook-up, I looked forward to what was coming my way.

But after three go-rounds on POF and a stint or two on Tinder and Soul Swipe, I’m back at square one.

[…] I just have to remove myself from that atmosphere for about the next decade or so.” Sigh. And if you find yourself going through a breakup, you can literally feel like you’re falling apart.

It can be hard to have faith in the dating process sometimes because it can be daunting. But here’s the thing, though: as trying and tiring as it can be, there are perfectly good reasons to give up on dating. And even if Date Number One doesn’t lead to Date Number Two, Three, or Long-Term Relationship, you would have had an interesting experience to add to your dating diaries.

Outside, they might seem all cool and aloof, but inside, they’re big ol’ softies who want to be loved, just like everyone else.