I had a few disasters, to put it mildly. Dates that made me cringe in the moment—and then continue to cringe for days afterward. One date showed up wearing a shirt with a popped button that allowed his belly to hang out. Clients are by referral only; you're ostensibly introduced to a potential mate by someone you know. It's kind of old-fashioned, but that's what I liked about it.
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It was a last-minute date on a Saturday night. I prefaced the evening letting him know I had to work the next day and couldn't make it a late night. We met at a whiskey bar in my neighborhood where we shared a couple of rounds of drinks. Physically, he was totally my type. Personality-wise, I didn't think we were super compatible, but the conversation flowed and we spent a very amiable three hours together. At one point, I noticed it was getting late and conscious that I had an early start, when he went to the bathroom, I asked for the check.
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Jen Au downloaded Bumble and OkCupid after her friends dared her to go on 10 dates with 10 different men. Within a month, she had completed the dare, gone on 10 dates and was entirely worn out — with no love in sight. Not this, not this. And in this desperate land of year-old high school cliques and lost love, dating apps have come to the rescue of lonely singles everywhere. The Seattle dating scene needs to buckle up.
Some people use dating apps like Tinder to get attention. What are we, five years old? You put in effort but live in a lazy world. It sucks because so many guys are lazy AF, expecting you to chase them and then keep the relationship going. There are many legit crazy people out there who are making dating a minefield.