The Dating Game

Well, I don’t know about you, but I am tired of the dating games.

Tired of the swipes and the clicks and the flirty emoji’s and the not saying what you mean, but meaning what you say…like I don’t understand it and I’m so sick of it.

Why can’t we be direct? Why waste so much time being confused, or wondering “what if,” or just flat out being sad because you didn’t ask.

I hate the ghosting. I hate the flakiness. I hate the fact that people just talk to you cause they think it’s fun, or they’re bored, or good grief maybe they just enjoy messing with your head.

I don’t know. I just know I’m over it.

And that’s not to say that I’ve done better, or that everyone on dating apps is terrible. Actually, the opposite is true.

That’s why I’m so tired of this. We should all be above the modern dating mess.

When I didn’t know any better, I ghosted, swiped right then left then right…keep talking because we should see, but truth is I already know.

Most people are truly good at heart. But the way modern dating is set up is such a sad joke in my opinion, and I don’t understand why we don’t all see that? People download a dating app, and they think…”this’ll be fun,” or “you never know,” and secretly hope it will turn out better than the last time they downloaded that same app. I mean…isn’t that the definition of insanity? To keep repeating the same failed efforts over and over again, but each time expecting different results?

I downloaded the apps because I thought I should. Because that’s what I’m supposed to do, right? If I don’t try, I’ll never know. This is the modern world. Play the game. Get with the program. Download the app. Send the flirty message.

Like I don’t speak this language and I’m just tired of being tired and confused and annoyed.

I recognize it’s partially my fault and I know this is just life, but there’s just got to be a better way.

I wish everyone could just be honest and direct. It would save a lot of time and sure make the “dating game” a lot easier. And you know…maybe not so much of a game, but a journey or something less frustrating and a little more meaningful.

And I know that sounds stupid, a little pathetic, and maybe even naive, but you know what…I don’t think I care anymore.

So, I’m deleting the apps and calling it a day.

I don’t need a Prince Charming. I don’t even want a Prince Charming.

I’m just looking for someone to care enough to try.

And I know I’ll probably find someone at some point, but it’s not going to be on any app. I don’t know how, but I don’t necessarily think at this point, the how is up to me.

Jeremiah 29:11 states, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

I live by this verse. It reminds me that God has a plan, even when I can’t see it. And I’m not trying to sound cliche and be like, “The Lord will send me someone,” but I also know that when the time is right, He will lead me in that direction.

So, I’m opening my bible, bowing my head, and putting my future in God’s hands…not in a dating app.

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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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