Put some emojis on my name: why it’s hard to date as a millennial #YLPtalk
First of all, let me say social media is very entertaining but the consumption of social media and the desperate need for attention from SOME people ruins relationships.
Guy: “Why are you single?”
Me: (shorthand version) “idk.”
The real reason is that it’s hard for me to trust.
The last guy I was really interested in hand Twitter fingers, he always double taps Instagram pictures of big booty girls, and I automatically caught an attitude any time I saw him put heart eye emojis under any girls pictures.
To some people that may not be a big deal but to me it was enough to cut him off.
Maybe one day I’ll be honest and admit I’m a bit insecure.
I’ve been single for a while, and the common denominator is myself.
Yes, I’m aware but just let me say dating as a millennial is just too stressful.
I’ve been conditioned in many ways; the things that really weren’t important, say ten years ago, are very important now. Who are you texting? Why don’t you have any emojis next to my contact in your phone?? You may be thinking that this is very immature of me, but very typical and realistic statements that can lead to devastating arguments/breakups.
Now that I’ve come to terms with the fact that I have work to do on myself (hence launching the #ILIKEME campaign for self awareness/self love) I am taking a step back, not making dating a priority, and I am committed to learning more about myself so I can learn how to be in a relationship with someone else.
I’m learning how to successfully date as a millennial.
I am deciding not to get mad, defensive or keep blaming others but to find out why I react to certain things the way I do.
I don’t know exactly what I want in a relationship I just know I don’t want anything that I’ve had already.
What do you think? Pick a topic below & email me! firstname.lastname@example.org
What are we? friends or nah
Put some emojis on my name