I first created an OKCupid account in , and for nearly five years, online dating and I had a tumultuous, on-and-off relationship. Then, in December of , I decided I would take a break from online dating—and that unlike my previous "breaks," this one would last for more than a few weeks. It's actually ended up lasting a year because after seven months, I met someone—and it was IRL. The biggest reason I had for deleting my dating apps was just an insufficient return on investment. Whether because we didn't have much in common or we weren't willing to put in much effort, my conversations rarely left the texting stage. When they did, second dates were rare and thirds were almost unheard of.
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Chelsea H. The summer before my junior year of college, I worked at a family-owned business that sold paint, spas, and above ground pools. Strange combination, I know. It was a great summer job. My boss, for one, was determined to change the latter. I pointed out that the bar scene was not really my thing. There are men at the grocery store.
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Dear Anne, I am a 44 year old woman, attractive, and within this past year, I have been through some rough times. After 8 months of disaster, and 2 months to heal myself, I met a guy who I fell head over Heels for. I almost became a doormat even if he told me that he was not in love with me I kept on hoping that he would change. So, after a lot of pain, it only lasted 6 months, I decided to let him go. I was very obsessive from the beginning.
I wrote a book about digital addiction. Get your copy from Barnes and Noble or Kobo. Many people I talk to find dating apps addictive. They inspire impulsive use more than most other digital media we interact with.