Thursday, 26 September 2019

I'm done with dating

Dating is exhausting and I don’t want to do it anymore.

*Disclaimer: I cannot be held responsible for my hypocrisy when I inevitably redownload Tinder next week.

Dating!!! I mean, does anyone actually enjoy it?

Don’t get me wrong, I like the thrill of speaking to someone new, the idea that someone actually finds you interesting enough to want to keep seeing you and the first date jitters when it’s nearly time to meet them and you’re simultaneously excited and feel like you want to throw up at the same time.

And I’ve had some great ones, smooth talkers and first kisses and butterflies and the feeling that you’ve finally met someone that you just click with.

But I am so sick of the routine.

Now to be fair, this might totally be a me issue and not a first date issue but, like with most things, I’ve fallen in a rut and it’s starting to feel like I’m just going through the motions.

So I have a first date, great. I pick out one of my ‘first date outfits’ that have been on at least three other dates, they inevitably pick a nice bar I’ve already spent a first date at before and then I actually get on the date itself and find myself having the same conversations I’ve had what feels like a hundred times.

Here’s an anecdote which always goes down well to show I have a sense of humour, I’ll leave out this specific depressing story from when I was a teenager, whoops! Nearly mentioned an ex! Glad we caught that one in time.

I’m bored.

I know I shouldn’t be. I know exactly what I’d tell someone in my position, just stop doing it.

And I am going to for a while. I’ve never met someone I actually liked when I was looking for it. I even took a quiz that popped up on Tumblr the other day (did I mention that I’m single???) that informed me that I ‘just haven’t met the right person yet’. But that's so boring, at least give me something to blame!!!

So here is my resignation. I’m dating myself from now until a better application comes along. I can take myself to the cinema, I’m getting better at cooking every time I pick up a pan and there’s no one whose company I enjoy more.

I’ve never let myself down before and I’m sure as hell not starting now.


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