Online dating is weird
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. Even if they hadn’t seen my profile, they probably already assumed that I had one, because pretty much everyone does or has at some point. 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 .
If you’re feeling weird and embarrassed about online dating, you’re also not alone.
This is your life, who cares what the haters think?
As the wise Taylor Swift once say, “The haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.” No matter what you do there’s always going to be people who find fault with it, especially if they’ve been in comfortable relationships for years and don’t understand what the modern dating scene is like. You don’t shop at only one store or eat at only one restaurant, so why would you only try dating one way?
For some reason, looking for men on the Internet is just about the most mortifying thing a woman can do. But really, it's just being honest about what you want.
When you go to a bar with your friends, wearing your favorite semi-slutty outfit and made up like you're ready for the red carpet, you secretly hope this might be the night you'll meet that certain someone. Ostensibly, you're going out with the girls to have fun, not looking for a man.
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First, the attraction will be mostly based on looks, since conversation that rises above mindless banter is hard in a bar.Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about taking a chance on the internet and hoping for the best, you’re putting yourself out there and that’s a really cool thing. Just because you have a couple of online dating profiles doesn’t mean you’re never going to meet someone at the grocery store or that you’ve given up on serendipity or romance, you’re just casting a wider net and seeing more fish.Contributing writer Kimberly Couzens submitted this post as a Reader Submission for Gurl. If you’d like to submit your writing to Gurl, please send us an email at [email protected] ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Actress Kate Hudson arrives at the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.
(Photo by Dan Mac Medan/Wire Image) on Friday to promote her athleisure line, Fabletics, and completely denounced online dating, calling the whole swipe-right-for-love trend plain “weird.”While Hudson is aware that a lot of celebrities are getting in on the dating app action, she plans to take the old-fashioned route of meeting new partners.“I think, why don’t you just meet a guy at Starbucks? “Why doesn’t a guy have the guts to just go up and say, ‘Hey, I’m so-and-so. ’ Maybe I’m old school.” Clearly, Hudson has forgotten that she’s Kate-freaking-Hudson, making the chances of her one, hanging out at a Starbucks slim to none; and two, intimidating anyone who might approach her in said establishment while she's purchasing a Venti Pumpkin Spice Latte. It turns out that you and I (but mostly you) are criminals, as it is apparently illegal to lie in your dating profile.