Lately I have asked myself this very question. Where is the love? It seems we have all become so desensitized to commitment. So what about love? In today’s society love can be found by the second just by logging on and swiping right . How are we supposed to meet and build a relationship when most people are looking for their love in all the wrong places. Even when you do meet someone chances are they’re on the phone while you are together swiping left or right.
With dating apps like Tinder, Bumble, Happn, Her, ect. There’s no shame, just a steady stream of swipes. It has become more of a looking event; that is just looking at pictures more then actually meeting people the old-fashioned way. Even when you do meet someone organically chances are they’re on their phone while you are together swiping left or right . Dating apps offer convenience and we have become a convenience driving society. With sites like sitchfix.com we can’t even pick our own clothes anymore, there’s a site for that too. But for most of us who have become sick of dickpics and first dates that go nowhere. We crave chemistry. That feeling of butterflies that you can only get by meeting someone IRL.
I have noticed that most of my friends and myself included have the most success by meeting people the old-fashioned way. IRL through friends or co-workers or god-forbid our parents or family. If you have swiped left or right enough to get carpal tunnel maybe its time to try the good old fashioned way.
Get introduced, go on that blind date that your friend has been trying to set up for you. While there is no wrong way to meet someone maybe going back to the good old fashioned way of IRL meetings isn’t such a bad idea. We have become such an app driven society that even meeting people in everyday life has become a convenience. So next time you find yourself in that shared Uber strike up a conversation. What do you have to lose? It can’t be worse than an app, and you never know, you may end up actually meeting someone you can have a real life conversion with and maybe something more you just have to be open .