I’m Really Confused About the World of Dating

We swipe or click or whatever we do in the hopes of finding potential love. Then we talk and then ghost and send emoji’s that supposedly mean something but in reality it could mean nothing or something or maybe possibly but actually never mind we’ll see and I don’t know what’s going on so I’m just really confused about the world of dating.

And maybe I shouldn’t be confused, because supposedly I’m in my prime and should be on all the apps looking for a casual romance or future husband or whatever I’m supposed to be looking for…I’m actually just really confused about what I’m supposed to be doing in general.

For those who know me well, you’ll know I really haven’t dated. I could go on a tangent and list all the reasons why, but to make a long story short: For a long time I wasn’t interested in dating, and then when I was, I was never interested in the right people.

I’m mostly just confused about how to navigate all these modern hoops to find love. I really don’t want to try any of those dating apps, (okay I have tried Tinder, but it’s questionable in my mind) and I also don’t want to leave my house so I guess you could say I’m just waiting for God to bring someone to my front door and say “here I am!”

I know I know…pathetic. Super pathetic. I got it. It’s kind of a joke. I laugh at myself, too. I know!

Maybe it’s modern dating that I just don’t get. Deep down it feels like I’m an old soul stuck in a crazy modern world and I just DO NOT GET IT. As stupid as that sounds…I just don’t.

I try, half the time I can get with it…the other half the time I don’t…and the whole time I’m just wondering what in the world is going on.

Please somebody tell me they can relate. I seriously cannot be the only one who feels this way…right?

But I guess if I am then so be it. I’ve always been a little quirky, never thought inside the box, and always had my own unique perception of the world.

I’m different. And that doesn’t mean I’m some special person with revolutionary thoughts because we all are different. We all have our own thoughts and ideas about the world. That’s what makes us unique. That’s what makes us individuals’. Nobody is really like anybody else, but we’re all the same at our core.

Even though not everyone would admit it, because it’s kind of embarrassing, I think a lot of people are just as confused as me.

So yeah, I’ll own it loud and proud: I’m really confused about the world of dating. I don’t get the swipes and the likes and the ghosting and the timed texts and the games and whatever the rules are.

I’m genuine. I’m me. I’m sometimes crazy, but overall pretty cool.

And I’ve got a bunch of matches on Tinder I’ll never talk to, so now that you’ve read this entire article…I’ll end by saying that it’s quite possible that maybe

I’m also a hypocrite.

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Hi! My name is Rachel. I love to write. Write about life, love, and reflect on how the past builds the future. Mostly, I love to tell stories because I believe there is something about stories that brings the world closer together. You can check out some of my writing reflections here at Rachel Writes.

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