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I’m old enough to remember a time when, if you were waiting for a friend at a bar or restaurant, you did so while either reading a book or, wait for it: while taking in the scene around you, free of any devices or distractions. It meant that people were paying attention to the world around them, striking up conversations with strangers, and experiencing new things outside of their Internet bubble, in tangible and meaningful ways. Which, turns out, is a much more effective way of figuring out how you actually feel about someone, than, you know, a slew of gym selfies and generic emojis.Now, if you walk onto a bus or into a bar, everyone is too mesmerized by the glow of their i Phone screen to look up, and see what’s happening around them in the world they actually inhabit. (No, I’m kidding; please don’t.) Perhaps, if we were all a little less reliant on technology to do, well, everything for us, we’d be able to meet new humans (dates, even! Considering “everyone” in San Francisco is loaded these days, you know, except those of us who aren’t, it seems like money shouldn’t really be an issue when it comes to dating.San Francisco Bay Area Chat Rooms | San Francisco Bay Area Men | San Francisco Bay Area Women | San Francisco Bay Area Christian Dating | San Francisco Bay Area Black Singles | San Francisco Bay Area Asian Women San Francisco Bay Area Mature Women | San Francisco Bay Area Latin Singles | San Francisco Bay Area Mature Singles | San Francisco Bay Area Cougars | San Francisco Bay Area BBW | San Francisco Bay Area Singles San Francisco Bay Area Black Women | San Francisco Bay Area Latina Women | San Francisco Bay Area Christian Women | San Francisco Bay Area Muslim Women | San Francisco Bay Area Jewish Women I am Easy-Going, Understanding, Friendly and caring. I am a people person in San Diego,so if any gentleman in San Diego or close get a hold of me please if... I love to dance, I love singing and have this passion for it each time i always sing. Dating is a numbers game, which is why those apps have merit.
Dating apps provide us a seemingly endless stream of potential mates, but like Barry Schwartz says in his TED Talk (that a million people linked me to when I was asking why they think dating in SF sucks so much), “With so many options to choose from, people find it very difficult to choose at all.” The problem with dating in the era of dating apps is that we’re too scared to make a choice—to commit to just one person—because what if we make the “wrong” choice?
But, the only way to stop dating is either to resign yourself to a life of solitude—or keep goin’ on dates until you meet someone who makes you want to stop.
I’m not happy about it either, but that’s just the way it is. Occasionally, the east coast suffers through a miserable winter, one that requires turtleneck sweaters and full-length puffy coats—two things that are terrible for everyone’s sex drive.
But, if I’m to talk about how much dating in San Francisco sucks—and fail to bring up the very real and often negative effect these apps have had on the dating scene—it would be like bringing up how much the 49ers suck, and not even mentioning the disaster that is Jed York.
Of course, the problems with (and benefits of) dating apps hold true all over the country, but I’ll venture to say that it is even in SF, because this is where most of the apps are being created. While I definitely know people who’ve fallen in love because of these apps, and are happily together today… I mean, am I crazy (well, yes), or does it seem like people use these apps for validation (just as much, or maybe more? I’m only newly back on these things, but even in the last week or so, I’ve found that I’ll have a match with someone and send them a message, but won’t get a reply.
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