It has occurred to me that many people take online dating very seriously. Not only is it a way to get a free meal or a drink (sorry men), women use it as a religion. Women that are truly searching for that special someone and go on dates actively finding ''the one.'' A lot of friends of mine have actually met their special someone through an app. Even my mother found herself a gem of a man on Tinder.
As I am sipping my first glass of wine of the day, I thought to myself, why not write about my first time. In my last Girl Talk, I talked about how I use online dating, well that wasn't my first time doing so, to be honest, all of the men I've dated I've met through a dating site. I'm here though to talk about my time of firsts, my first time on a dating site, my first time going on a date, my first time having sex, and yes this all happened with the first guy I met through the online dating app, OKCupid.
The movies paint a picture-perfect image of how we meet the perfect person and fall in love and somehow end up living happily-ever-after. Yet this story-tell ideal of romance is very much detached from the reality of dating. Of course, there are some cases where two people meet and it sticks and they end up being one of those “forever couples” who stay together no matter what, but then there is the rest of us. We are the vast majority who find ourselves wondering how we will ever meet “the one.”
I am 22 years old and have yet to be in a serious relationship, or have made a relationship "official.". Let me explain, my whole life I was raised to the idea that in order to be in a relationship, to even call it a relationship, is when the guy or girl defines the relationship and they agree they're boyfriend and girlfriend. So yes, I've gone on many of dates, yes, I've been with the same guy, been loyal to him, gone on plenty of dates, did all the "couple stuff," and yet every time I bring up the topic of, "Where do we stand?" or "What are we?", everything seems to fall apart. Let me walk you through my most proud dating moments where I thought things were getting somewhere.
Meeting someone for the first time online can be exciting. You feel like you clicked with that person and conversations flow easily. As time goes on, you may even feel like it may be time to meet this person in real life. With that said, there are some important questions you should ask yourself before doing so. Is this person really who he or she says she is?
Let’s be honest, next to social media platforms, dating sites and dating apps have received their fair share of explosive popularity over the past few years. We can all thank technology that you can now meet someone new all from the comfort of your home or office. As a matter of fact, you can even meet that new casual sex companion or long-term lover while on the go, thanks to smartphone dating apps. But the big question to most people is how do you maximize your chances of success in meeting that someone through a dating app? Well, there’s only one way to find out, you have to, first of all, try a good dating up and ace it on your profile as well as how you make use of the amazing utility.
Grindr was a dating app created on March 25, 2009. Yes, you read that right. It was a "dating app." Crazy to see how almost 10 years later it's a pool of headless bodies, unwarranted penis pictures, scams, and Homophobic people.