“People in relationships forget this reality the minute they’re coupled up,” 29-year-old Dolly Alderton, co-host of the pop-culture podcast The High Low and popular UK columnist, posted to Instagram this week.
The best-selling author of Everything I Know About Love is known for her insightful commentary on sex and dating.
She currently has an Instagram following of more than 100,000.
And the words she shared, only a few sentences long in total, entirely summed up what many know to be the loneliness and drudgery of dating.
Her post read:
“I’m often told by married friends to ‘put myself out there’ and ‘have fun,’ as if I’m a po-faced spoilsport who is choosing not to go out for a lobster and champagne dinner at the top of the Eiffel Tower with Dominic West every night. They forget that the great dates – the ones where you walk to the bus stop in the freezing cold at 3am just so you can carry on talking – happen about five times in your life. And my law of averages would suggest that one of those men will ghost you, one won’t be over his ex, and one will be the type of man who puts on a good date with everyone, like a charismatic magician on a sell-out national tour.”
That’s the most accurate thing I’ve ever read in my life.