With all the “here for hook-ups” and the polyamorous/open/ethically non-monogamous and just plain married guys and gals or couples seeking their “unicorns,” how could you ever hope to find someone looking for something real just like you?
It’s not impossible. It happens for a lot of couples, including, much to my surprise, myself.
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I filed for divorce from my husband after nine long months of chaos and attempts at reconciliation. Single for the first time in ten years, I downloaded Tinder.
Dating apps had not been a thing the last time I’d last dated, so I was fascinated, but they seemed the best way for me to meet single available men.
My ex-husband and I shared a friend group. I also had two children 50 per cent of the time, worked a full-time job, and I didn’t drink. All of those things immediately eliminated how often I could go out and where I might even go.
Was I ready to begin dating when I first downloaded Tinder?
Had I sorted out my issues with the end of my marriage and appropriately grieved the end of that relationship?
Uhhhhh definitely not.