THE 10 MOST ANNOYING THINGS ABOUT DATING
Dating is a lot of things: good and or bad. It can also be irritating. Here are some annoying things about dating or being in a relationship:
IT CAN BE A COLOSSAL WASTE OF TIME. If you’ve ever gotten dolled up and arrived at a bar on a Friday night only to realize five minutes into the date that this person is not your type.
THERE’S NO RIGHT WAY TO END A DATE. How do you end things? If you say you want to do it again, what if they say they don’t want to? If you say nothing, what if they figure you hate them and never contact you again? Ugh. I’m shuddering just thinking about it and this is a totally hypothetical situation.
IT TURNS YOU INTO AN INSECURE, CRAZY PERSON. When it comes to dating, many things have changed over the past few decades – we text instead of call, we hang out instead of meeting for dinner – but what hasn’t changed is that love or lust or even like makes you insecure. I doubt that will change in the future, either.
ONE LITTLE COMMENT CAN RUIN YOUR ENTIRE EVENING. You wish you had a time machine and could travel back to the moments before you made such a gross/rude/sexist/just plain strange comment. You could have been having the best time ever and now you know that you’ll never actually see this person again.
IT’S HARDER THAN EVER TO MAKE PLANS. When did it become totally acceptable to agree to go out with someone and then cancel last-minute or refuse to actually finalize the plan? We claim we want love but don’t seem to realize that means actually getting off the couch and heading to bar.
IT’S JUST SO MUCH WORK. You chat with someone, figure they’re worth meeting in person, set up the date, get ready, arrive at the date, and then still have to be your best, most sparkly self after all that. It doesn’t go well and then you have to start the whole thing all over again. You already have a full-time job.
BREAKUPS ARE NON-EXISTENT. It’s pretty common to go on two to three dates and then never, ever talk to that person ever again. Your friends wonder what happened – you seemed into each other. All you can do is shrug. You have no answers and you know it’s just going to happen again with the next person.
EVERYONE IS SO BUSY. If you’re on a dating site and chatting with someone, don’t say you’re too busy to actually meet them when the subject comes up. It makes zero sense. The same goes for planning subsequent dates.
WE’RE ALL TERRIFIED. We are scared to go on a date and dislike the person. We’re scared to go on a date and like the person. We’re scared of being single forever and we’re scared of entering into a relationship when we’re used to being alone and like our routine. That is fear.
IT’S THE ONLY WAY. Falling in love. Really, that’s the most annoying thing about dating – that it’s the only way to stop dating forever.
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