25 Things You Keep In Your Life That Are Only Holding You Back

I’m Bad At Modern Dating Because I Don’t Like Waiting

I am impatient, which makes me horrible at playing hard to get. I cannot spend hours, let alone days, waiting to answer your text. I will answer within a span of five seconds to five minutes. I can try to hold myself back, but I won’t be able to think of anything else until I hit send. I don’t believe in delayed gratification. If I want something, I will want it right that second.

I have a bad habit of always sending the first text because if we go too long without speaking, I am not going to have the patience to wait for you to initiate a conversation. I am going to do it myself even though it might make me seem clingy and desperate for your attention.

I won’t want to wait for you to ask me on a date either. I will end up making the first move because if you aren’t interested I would rather know as soon as possible so I can work on getting over you. And if you like me back, I don’t want to waste any time. I want our love story to start as soon as possible.

I suck at modern dating because I don’t know how to play it cool. I don’t know how to look disinterested. If I have feelings for you, it won’t be long until you know.

I am the kind of person who will text you as soon as I’m finished driving home from your house to let you know what a good time I had, even though you just saw me.

I am the kind of person who will triple text you without thinking twice when I have something funny to tell you.

I am the kind of person who chases after what I want instead of waiting for it to be handed to me.

I really don’t want to be strung along by you for months until I learn you were never interested in dating me in the first place. I would rather shoot my shot and see what happens. I would rather feel embarrassed about trying to get you than regret letting you slip away.

Once I’m in a relationship, I like to take things slow. I pace myself. I don’t want a wedding ring on the first date. I would rather take the time to get to know you and grow together. I don’t want to rush our happily ever after.

But before that first date, when we are in the flirting stage, I am going to become impatient. I will have fun texting with you at first, but I won’t want to wait to hang out with you in person. I won’t want to wait to kiss you. I won’t want to wait to call you mine.

I suck at modern dating because I cannot pull off the cool girl act. I wear my heart on my sleeve and my emotions on my face. It makes dating more difficult for me, but that is okay, because I don’t see anything wrong with finding someone worthy of my time and wanting forever to start as soon as possible.Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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Holly is the author of Severe(d): A Creepy Poetry Collection.

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