Do you actually want a relationship?
What do you really need from a relationship?
Do you have the time and bandwidth to give this a real, palpable shot?
Or are you merely pursuing the idea of a “successful” relationship that’s informed by the media or your social circle?
Have you already married a seemingly-perfect stranger in your head based on a three-sentence bio?
Do they genuinely seem like they’re making an effort to get to know you?
Or are they just inconsistently responding to you with one-word answers?
Are you bored or should you break up?
In the past decade, few cultural norms have undergone a more drastic change than dating and we have the popularization of the dating app to thank for that. But as we all continue to digitize our day-to-day existence and become increasingly reliant on connecting through texts and DMs, it’s a trend that’s only continued to grow.
The once highly stigmatized social media platform that is the dating app has somehow become the de facto way to date, a process that has also continued to mystify many.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never used an app to meet anyone and I don’t judge anyone that does; however I can’t help but wonder if many are sabotaging themselves when they swipe right.