Dating in the millennial era: Love vs hookups Dating in the millennial era: Love vs hookups Are dating apps really helping us find love?
Written by Shambhavi Dutta New Delhi Published: February 13, pm The idea of love being a click away sounds enticing but is it too good to be true?
Photo: Thinkstock Images We are in an age where we seek love through apps.
When an algorithm tells us if we should meet a person and where hookups for sex are instant but love and commitment are hard to come by. As I put up my recent photo, it felt absurd that technology could help me find romance.
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I wondered if my Spotify playlist would somehow up my chances of finding a match who enjoys Drake as much as I. Soon, feeling validated with four matches and Adult singles dating in Assonet of options, I went on a swiping spree.
The next thing I know, I am talking to a guy whose playlist matches mine, who regularly goes to the gym and is Dating community 11 km away. Soon, we are sharing memes and playlists and the conversation ends with him asking me for my phonewhich feels like a ificant step.
Days pass as we chat online and I surprise myself by checking out his social media profiles to understand how my potential partner could be in the real world. Two weeks in, we decide to meet in a quaint little coffee shop.
To my horror, the person I matched with did not remotely look like the person I swiped right should I blame the camera angles? I frantically sent an SOS to my best friend who came to my rescue Beautiful ladies searching sex encounters Southaven no time.
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Sigh, my first stint with online dating turned to be merely a case of horrific catfishing. With little excitement, I ed Bumble.
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My screen lit up with a question that had me interested. After talking for a few days, my next potential partner invited me to his house-warming party. Reluctant at first, I glammed up and went.
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As we sipped on wine, standing in a corner away from the crowd, I knew I had made the right decision. As dreamy as it sounds, at that moment, this labour-intensive way to forming relationships seemed to make sense.
But as the music faded and my potential match moved in closer, I backed away. Dating apps may hold out the promise of finding that perfect someone, but something as simple as intimacy is not easy to conjure up despite the sweeping conversations.
That is not your cup of tea and so I stopped messaging. My millennial love story came crumbling down with a breakup that was oh-so silent. Put simply, it fizzled.
Ironically, the increasing role that social media plays in our relationship and the accessibility offered makes Mulhall OK bi horny wives easier to get in and out of relationships. This conundrum has led me and a lot of other people to find a middle path, where you are on the dating app but not actively engaging in it.
As much as the idea of love being a click away sounds enticing, I have just one question. Will these dating apps help me find someone whose idea of love matches mine?