Dating is the same old shit over and over. The same conversations. The same loud bars with obnoxious drunk people and forced conversation. It's basically at least 2 hours of holding your farts in and politely laughing at lame jokes. Over and over and over.
I don't want to go to a bar. I don't want to go out to dinner. I want to go rock climbing. Or to yoga. Or stand up paddle boarding. I want to play board games and people watch. Let's do something fun instead of have awkward conversation over over-priced hummus and cocktails I'm gonna have to run 10 miles to burn off tomorrow. That way if we don't hit it off, at least we'll have a fun story.
Here's what gets old:
- Talking about your ex. DON'T.
- Condescension. No, I do not like when you tell the server I'm an alcoholic. Bro, you don't even know me.
- GOD, don't be gross. (Please also don't roofie my drink when I'm in the bathroom. Kthx.)
In college it was so easy to meet people because everyone was on the same level. Now, most people at parties are couples and (most of) the single ones are single for a reason (or several). (Aw shit, I just realized that I'm probably single "for a reason or several".)
Now how do you meet people? Friends of friends or people at work. Or dreaded online dating. (I did it for 5 minutes just to say I did. Jaysus, it was terrible. Like, really bad.) There may be plenty of fish in the sea, I'm just terrible at fishing.