Instead, girls are knocking at guys’ virtual doors, only to wait 24 hours to be met with radio silence or a less than stellar response.
In a world full of online options, I want to know who is really interested, and Bumble does nothing to help this or the aloof attitude from single dudes out there.
Why does the quest for love seem so “easy” for some, and so, so difficult for the rest of us? But before we begin, let me just say this: (and I’m speaking for you here ladies, so please chime in if I got it wrong) while our attitudes towards our dating lives might not be optimistic of the time time, we’re still out there.
Today, you’ll hear from 5 Philly women, Melissa, Leah, Sarah, Tracy, and Tiffany, who are all out there in this city of ours, trying to make it work with a special someone. Dating takes work and time and money and creativity and humility and honesty, and here we all are, soldiering on.
Finally, after a few weeks and not knowing his thoughts I said, ‘So when are we going to see each other outside of work? Although nothing serious came out of it, we went on a bunch of dates, are still cool with each other today, and I’m not sitting here wondering ‘what if’.
No matter where you go on a first date, you want somewhere with an easy exit if necessary!
Melissa, 26, Delaware County: In person & I’ve used a few apps. Tracy: Tinder – there is generally more immediacy on the app and when conversation gets going it flows pretty well. With only 24 hours to initiate conversation, I don’t get overwhelmed by matches sitting in my queue. I like it because it’s more “relationship-oriented” & so far, the guys I’ve talked to on there are pretty straightforward. However, while I love Bumble’s “Girl Power” mantra and can see the benefits from being able to make the first move, it’s kind of exhausting.