Online dating awkward
So here's the thing with that: I'm awkward. I have social anxiety and am not always a strong conversationalist (this is part of WHY online dating. Online dating is basically the best thing that ever happened to introverts. You can now scan for a potential mate without ever leaving the comfort. There's a lot of great things about internet dating. Like instead of awkwardly approaching a woman in a bar, doing it via email while sitting on.
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And of course, this sporadic perusing was all it took for a guy in my very small, very tight knit, journalism class of 15 to find my profile, screenshot it, and post it to our group Facebook page. I know because I scroll past people I know in real life every day, as evidenced by that dude in my journalism class finding me because he was on Tinder too. The world is a big place.
The internet is great and diverse and you may find someone you never thought you needed in a place you never thought to look. There are success stories. Ladies used to have to don corsets and wigs and get parental permission to court some cute lad and now you can wake up, roll over and flirt with people across all the world without putting on real pants or wiping the sleep crusties from your eyes.
This is the life worth living.
People have met and married in the comment section of instagram. Love is weird and wonderful and can happen anywhere at anytime, even on a dating app. So lean in if you wanna. Learn to move on from and ignore the creepers rather than fall for their bait. Just be careful who you give your number to or add to Facebook unless you want to get spammed with photos of junk that may or may not even be his.
It happens to the best of us. Nothing sucks more than that moment when you accidentally swipe left when you wanted to swipe right. It all happened so fast. Oh well, there are plenty of fish in the sea. Call it background noise. You could be like a lot of people out there and be a serial dater. Maybe you book a lot of dates on the weekly and the waiter at your local pub knows both your food and drink order.
It might be worth looking into other watering holes for the future though, unless you want to date the waiter, who may or may not be single. Very few young people are on exclusively one dating site. Nobody wants to be boxed in. There is so much more to you than those three measly adjectives. Besides, with the wrong top three descriptive words, you are destined to get matched with people who might be looking for very different things than you. If you match with someone and are planning to go on a date with them, chances are, you are going to do some investigating.
Maybe you find them on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook and all of a sudden you are judging them. Why does he take so many selfies? Why are there so many photos of him with other women? Why would he wear THAT to an event? This is dangerous because you will either talk yourself out of going on a potentially fun date with your possible Mr.
Right or you walk into the date with preconceived notions meaning you might not be as honest as usual. Whatever happened to opposites attract? Or the exciting stage of getting to know someone new who you may have little to nothing in common with but just seriously get good vibes from? What about a connection? Finding someone to have fun with? You might think you know best and think that checking traits off a list is a good thing. Some people think dating is like a buffet. Though options are a good thing, they can also create awkward scenarios if not managed properly.
You like your options and could be dating more than one guy at a time.