We're done with dating... and here's why.
- It’s Expensive
Dating is incredibly, unapologetically expensive. Did you know that the average date in New York City could cost upwards of $180 for one damn night? At least, that’s what Business Insider reported when they broke down the cost of a date by pricing out roses, movie tickets, and a cab ride. Even without the flowers, that equates to $560 a week, assuming you’re lucky enough to go on seven different dates with seven different people.
- Getting Checked For Diseases Isn't Fun
Not to knock the wonderful activity that is random acts of sex with multiple partners, but it kinda blows getting tested. I mean, it’s an incredibly important thing that everybody should do, but that doesn’t make it at all fun. The CDC suggests getting tested once every three to six months, but that’s two to six more times than you’d have to do while in a monogamous relationship. It’s one less thing to worry about.
- Sex Is Hard To Come By
Think about how many first dates you go on before you find someone you click with. Given this person feels the same way about you, they might not be the kind of person who subscribes to sex on the first, second, or third date. By the time that third date comes around, you start to feel the nauseating effects of the way-too-cheap sushi platter from that sketchy restaurant in the seedy part of town. You know what ruins sex? Tons of vomit.
The average couple has sex twice a week. It may not seem like a lot, but that’s two sessions of passionate lovemaking with someone you like, enjoy, and trust. Plus, if there’s vomit, you can both laugh about it later.
- You Can Never Be Yourself
Revealing your true personality to someone you like can be pretty terrifying, but it’s downright exhausting putting on that show you have to put on when on a date. One night of being cool, collected, and agreeable is tiring… but doing that night after night until you meet someone who’s cool with your questionable feelings on Communism? Yikes.
- Your Friends Are Tired Of Your B.S.
Your friends in relationships will inevitably get tired of your constant whining, complaining, and incessant Tindering. Sure, you may think they’re boring as hell for leaving the club early to go to bed with their significant other, but you’re not entertaining anyone but yourself by Tindering in the corner. Furthermore, your friends are going to get tired of meeting essentially the same person over and over. Oh, you’re a freelance graphic designer from Bushwick? Coooooool.
- It’s Tiring
The nonstop restaurants, bars, museums, and drives! It’s like you’re on Downton Abbey, except you have no money, class, social standing, or servants. When you finally have a chance to get home and relax, you get that all-too-familiar itch to pull out your phone and swipe through Tinder. Still, not the worst itch you can get from the result of too many dates…
- Rejection Seriously Sucks
There are plenty of times you’ll get rejected while in a relationship — but those little losses hardly compare to the bigger bummer that is being told you’re not good enough for someone else. Being in a relationship kinda seals the fact that at least someone finds you smart, funny, and attractive — but being rejected time and time again on the basis of superficial grounds starts to weigh on a person’s ego.