TOP
dating/love/lack thereof life after college

Why You Shouldn’t Be Ashamed To Use Tinder

I’m sure that being a single 20 something has presented different challenges at different points in time, but it’s no cake walk in 2016. I mean, if you’re a big fan a promiscuity, this just might be your hay day, but for those of us with monogamous preferences and habits, the struggle has gotten realer and realer.

There really is no rush. But at the same time, there totally is. I’m only 22. I’m young, and I have my entire life ahead of me. The last thing I want to do at this defining point in my life is dedicate time or energy to someone who isn’t worth it. But at the same time, I’m only 22 for so long. Before I know it I’ll be getting invitations to weddings (who are we kidding; looking at pictures of weddings on Instagram because i have no friends and won’t be invited to any) and baby showers. And as much as the few friends I do have insist that they won’t let their relationships interfere with our booze-based way of life, sooner or later, most people get soft after a few months of commitment. The person you used to go shot for shot with gets tired after a glass and a half of red wine, and there’s truly nothing more tragic. It’s like watching a star die.

Long story short, I don’t want to be the last single friend when everyone’s pairing off like animals for the ark. I don’t want to wake up at 32 in a random guy’s apartment, living as the butt of my own joke like a poorer, more attractive version of Amy Schumer, while all my friends are planning vacations to Europe with their spouses. As much as I loved Samantha Jones, I don’t want to be the Samantha of my friend group.

And in an age where there’s an app for everything under the sun from correcting your sleep schedule to having beer delivered to your doorstep, you’d be an idiot not to give the online dating game a shot. Creeps and catfishes aside, it’s actually amazing how much a simple download can expand your pool of potential. Seriously; think about it. The average American knows 600 people, only half of whom they would date based on sexual orientation, and maybe a fifth of that half they are actually attracted to; never mind whether or not it’s mutual or they’re available. And suddenly hundreds of options that you never would have otherwise encountered are at your fingertips, no matter how much you may regret swiping right after the fact. The infinite possibility that Tinder and Bumble-like apps present is something to be taken advantage of. And as much as I doubt that the love of your life is a right-swipe away, the worst case scenario is probably a free drink and having one of your friends call you and pretend your house is on fire.

And fear of turning into a pathetic spinster aside, dating is fun. Instead of binge-watching friends and eating gelato straight out of the container, you could be less of a total loser, and actually interact with other human beings, whether or not there ends up being any “connection.” Millennials are all too eager to spend their entire day on a screen doing nothing valuable or productive when they could be using technology to actually…dare I say it…put on some real clothes and live their lives.

Btw, don’t believe the hype. Despite their reputations of degeneracy and raunchiness, there are plenty of guys on Tinder that know how to have conversations that don’t begin with in depth descriptions of bodily functions or reproductive organs.

«

»

1 COMMENT

    Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/thepret9/public_html/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 1057

what do you think?

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Instagram

  • “You’ll never get a job because of your blog” - a Bitch that was cold while I was horseback riding on the beach
  • Carbs don’t count if they’re not in English...duh
  • Say what you will about my president but if his majesty starts posting thirst traps the kardashians are over 😫🍑🎂💯👀
  • “Wow it sucks that your job only took you to Punta Cana for a weekend”

The same people wondering why they’re so miserable are the same ones trying to find something negative to say about a free vacation lol. Good things happen to those who are grateful
  • Not gonna lie, both of these pictures bother me a lot and I was tempted to edit and had a lowkey nervous breakdown looking at them and I’m not saying that for disingenuous sympathy “ur perf” comments but bc it’s real and I caught myself and even though we all are projecting curated versions of our lives on here to an extent we can at least make a choice to what degree we participate in fake toxic 🐃💩. Also while some people might not understand why these pictures are so upsetting to me, when you know what your body is capable of and how far below that standard you are I believe it’s completely normal and healthy to be disappointed in yourself and want to do better. But if you’re going to edit your body in pics it should be with diet and exercise not Facetune and filters. So hopefully posting bikini pics will suck less in the summer lol
  • 11/10 would return
  • Wow crazy how hating me just gets you 12 likes on a subliminal fb status and being friends with me gets you free all inclusive trips to the Caribbean lol
  • HI HELLO I AM BACK IN AMERICA FEELING REFRESHED AND GRATEFUL AF PREPARE FOR 2 WEEKS OF SUPER LIT PICS
%d bloggers like this: