There are a million variables you could point your finger at, but at the end of the day, it’s you who’s making dating so awkward.
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Most people don’t care what the reality is as long as they can fool everyone else into believing they’re better people than they actually are. It’s you who refuses to log out of all those social media accounts and put down the phone.
It’s you who decides to date the guy or girl who takes good Instagram pictures and is clearly good with Photoshop instead of the guy or girl in the supermarket who you’re too shy to speak to in person but who may actually be the love of your life.
That deep seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM.
And you interrupt dates by removing yourself from the little bubble where only the two of you exist, from a moment that could be beautiful, just to post something on social media. So everyone else can know how much fun you could be having if you weren’t too busy trying to prove to the world that you’re having fun?
It’s you who decides you need to go out for drinks, just as it’s you who decides that instead of exploring life you’re going to sit home, put on Netflix and chill.
It’s you who dates for the wrong reasons, just as it’s you who allows yourself to continue on the path you’re already on.
The world we live in today is incredibly superficial, more so than it has ever been before.
But that's only because more people can now afford to be superficial than ever before.
In movie theaters, we used to have to sit all the way up at the top to stop people from seeing us make moves and (hopefully) get to second base.