I'm sick of swiping right and wasting my precious time on people who bring no value to my life.
I'm tired of biting my nails before first dates and wondering if I'll get a text back.
Perhaps even for people who did join an app as single-and-ready-to-mingle, seeing the plethora of options on swipes and the mighty levels of power that come with literally swiping someone aside if they don’t fit your brief, it has stopped people meeting someone they otherwise might give a chance if they met in person.
River describes the “ease of the swipe” as sometimes being a hindrance to actually deciding on someone to meet up with.
As a person who goes on maybe one date every two months let me just say this: dating is stupid and I hate it. Stop prioritising everything that isn’t kindness and emotional support and being a decent partner and just see what happens. What it’s not for is acrimony and interpersonal struggles and constantly feeling let down.