It's so funny how, just two weeks ago, I was kind of over online dating. It wasn't me throwing my hands up in desperation and giving up. It was just that I had gotten to the point where I literally felt like opening the app and swiping my finger across my screen was too much work.
But, interestingly enough, the second I came back to school to start the spring semester, I also came back to the dating apps. What can I say? Aside from wanting to meet someone I can fall in love with, I just enjoy dating. It's so much fun!
But, lately, the trend has been that I'll get a lot of matches, but the matches don't turn into anything more. Either I find them creepy/weird/f*ckboyish, or the conversation just bores me.
I've accepted this as a normal part of the online dating process. People's dating lives ebb and flow. You'll go through a period where you have a new date every weekend (once, I went on three dates in a single week), and then after that will come a stretch of time where you don't even make it to date number one with anybody.
You'll go through a period where you are waking up, rolling over, and scrolling furiously through people's online dating profiles, and then another period where you don't even want to look at those damn things.
I used to think this was just a by-product of being unlucky when it came to love. But, it has nothing to do with luck. It just is what it is. It's better to not be going on any dates than to be going on dates with people you don't like. (I can speak from experience - my first date was an absolute sh*t show.)
So, I am just going with the flow.
I'm open to dating anyone I meet - online or offline - who I happen to like. But, I'm using this dry spell to work on being the best version of myself, no matter how cliche that sounds. For starters, I'm committing to working out twice a week and drinking 64 ounces of water per day (not 32, not 48 - all 64 this time).