Sad, but true:
Relationship-oriented singles are being disrespected and degraded on Tinder & other "dating" apps likes its' somebody's job--every single day.
And I'm disgusted by it.
I frequently hear stories of women (and, okay, some men) who are getting shortchanged of actual dates. There are hoards of single men refusing to actually take these ladies out in public (“Why don't you come over for some Netflix? If you're lucky, I'll give you my password afterward…”), expecting them to be available 24/7 ("Actually, are you free now? Like right now?”),and making them audition for a meal ("Let's start with a drink, and, if we hit it off, we'll get dinner.")
These men (and, okay, some women) are generally running around acting like people are disposable.
Nose too big? Hair not long enough? Arms not big enough? Next.
Not feeling that last text? Block.
People are acting like there is always someone (or dozens of someones) who is/are just a swipe away, ready to trade STDs before last names. They are jumping into strangers' beds thinking they want sex when what they really want is love. Or thinking that having sex will get them love. Or at least dinner next time?
Did I mention I am disgusted by this?
Yup. This is The Dating Apocalypse.
And as I told my coupled friends who texted me after they read that Vanity Fair article: Yes, it is really that bad. Be glad you found your relationship when you did. (Unless your partner checks a secret Tinder account after you have fallen asleep, that is.)
Seriously, though, <Insert loud sigh.> I am really horrified by the ways in which some single (and coupled, mind you) men and women are acting these days.
I hope there is a backlash against all this modern day junk--especially for those who really want to find and keep an old fashioned love. Is anyone with me on this?
If you are interested in finding a better way to do dating and relationships, shoot me an email at Rachel@RachelRusso.com and tell me what you'd like me to help you with.