I’m somewhat of an online dating connoisseur now—and a hopeful success story, too.That’s right, I really did meet a great guy on a dating app, and I never hesitate to encourage my friends to give dating apps a chance.Upon my first “swipe right,” I had some colorful experiences and some lessons learned. Upon entering the grungy dive bar in So Ho, I scanned the crowd and there he was, my dating app date, sitting in the back reading a book.He was really cute, and despite my initial hesitancy, I was glad that I hadn’t cancelled.Have you ever acted like you knew exactly what you were doing in front of a guy only to embarrass yourself in the process?As someone who regularly finds myself in cringeworthy situations, these interactions between Gretchen and Jimmy were all too relatable.
There’s nothing quite like tepid expectations for a good time being crushed into smithereens thanks to a bad date. After being set up by a friend, meeting a drunk makeout partner in the light of day for dinner, or simply after swiping right; we find ourselves sitting across from a tooth-picking, bill-splitting, self righteous guy with a one-syllable name.
One fateful night, the two meet at Jimmy’s ex-girlfriend’s wedding.
They bond over their mutual dislike of weddings, and the rest is history — a couple seemingly destined to dissolve.
” I don’t remember using those exact words, but the idea of creating a profile and chatting with strangers seemed overwhelming, exhausting, and more than a little frightening at one time in my life.
Fast-forward a few years later, and I’m kind of a dating app pro.