It was the constant back-and-forth via email that began to really drive me crazy. And I was paying to participate in this torture! Meanwhile, my friends made online dating look easy. They were meeting people — sometimes a lot of freaks, but still. At least they were meeting people from time to time. Not me!
I quit dating apps for a month and this is what happened | The Independent
No one would blame you for giving up. At least you gave it a shot, right? Can you even remember the last time you actually talked to someone you were excited about? There was probably a point where you stopping actively looking for dates, but left your profile up on all the sites and apps.
Giving Up on Online Dating Saved my Sanity — and My Wallet
My experiences with online dating have run the gamut from truly awful to absolutely wonderful. I have been on first dates that would make even the most seasoned daters cringe and I have been on first dates that were absolutely perfect from beginning to end. Well, maybe I should say that I have been on one first date that was perfect. My first foray into the wild world of online dating happened shortly after college. Online dating was still a very new phenomenon and many of my friends were horrified by the idea of putting up a profile declaring my "single and searching" status for anyone and everyone to see.
I spent the entire year single. That was by choice as I was taking the time to heal from old traumas and focusing on establishing my life in a new city and in a new career. But I also needed to re-define what I wanted in a relationship.