I just watched “Dating Around” on Netflix…
I must say I giggled so much…
It was like seeing myself in my not one, not two, not even three Tinder dates!!
The uniqueness of this series is that it shows you the different realities… the guy kind of date, the girl kind of date, the senior kind of date, the gay kind of date!
Not to mention it’s in New York and immediately the memories of my NYC solo trip come back as alive as ever!!
Anyway, about the series and how it portrays the dating app scene… that’s about right…
You go trough so many mixed feelings, sometimes you’re so excited, sometimes you just want to run…
It really is all about… luck?! Maybe?!
I used to think that at some point, you’d have to be lucky enough to get a “nice” guy… then you just ask for a “normal” guy… and then you give up.
It seems there’s no such thing out there.
I feel like saying it’s a Dubai problem but that series was in NYC and they complained about the exact same thing as we complain here: it’s so hard to get a connection, an empathy!
Then I want to say it’s a dating app problem… but then again, plenty of couples met online!
Plus, even if you meet anyone through common friends, still you never know.
He can be the next big illusion, the next big douchebag or, in some kind of miracle, the next big love.
You don’t know until you know.
And to know, you need to take the full ride.
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll break. And you move on.
I finally got tired of the dating game.
I “retired” from dating apps and with it, from the dating scene… yes… it’s a sad reality that one can’t actually meet people other than online.
It strikes me as a surprise too, not just you.
Why did I get tired?
Too many faces.
Too much ego.
Too many fake smiles.
At the end, too many expectations.
You get anxious… is this the one?
Is the next one the one?
So I stopped.
“What should I wear, does he like me, do I like him? Will he want to see me again?”
It brings out the worst of you.
All your insecurities.
It pressures you into “succeeding”, into “getting one”.
I decided to just let it be… what will be, will be!
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