98197318_286179145872781_1363213900966789120_nTell me:

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.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. galby68 says:

    Yeah, dating – especially gay dating – is a shit show. It seems like there’s no *relating* in dating any more.
    Just mating.
    When I’ve asked people what they want or get from their relationship – because some of the situations people talk to me about, I truly don’t understand – the people I’m talking to don’t seem to know. But they’re asking me, the single guy, for advice. 🤷🏽‍♂️


  2. renudepride says:

    Like other life experiences, thoughts differ depending on the individuals involved. Interesting opinions! 🙂 Naked hugs!


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