7 Positive Things To Embrace About Modern Dating That Will Make It A Little Less Painful

Aaron Anderson
Aaron Anderson

Whether you’ve been ghosted more than once, or have received one too many dick pics on tinder, we can all agree that modern dating can suck a big one, but there’s got to be some way we can see the silver lining. Make modern dating a little less painful by embracing the lighter side of unsolicited dick pics and all other things this digital twist on love has presented us with.

1. More sex.

Who doesn’t want more sex? With the ability to constantly be in contact with basically anyone who’s everyone, we can have a shit ton of sex with whoever we’d like, whenever we’d like. Even if it’s with fuckboi down the street who calls you Sweet Thang, sex is sex, and sometimes we just need it. Luckily, modern dating has taught us there’s an app for that, or a simple three letter text message, ‘U up?’

2. If you never want to talk to someone again, you don’t have to.

When the guy who’s got a sore ego from you not sleeping with him won’t stop texting you, there’s a block for that. Modern dating allows us to shut people out completely, which is great when you want (or desperately need) it to happen. When that girl on tinder won’t stop asking you if you think she’s pretty, there’s a block for that too. We now have the ability to block all the crazies out of our life for good.

3. There are plenty of fish in the sea.

Quite literally if you’re a member on Plenty Of Fish. With the multitude of dating apps out there, you can now pick exactly what type of person you want to date, from farmers to Christians or whatever else you’re into, there’s an online community waiting for you to dive in. For every person who breaks your heart there’s 100 more online waiting to meet you. Sure, we think we know what we want, and most of the time we’re completely wrong, but our endless options will allow us to learn, and if we never learn then we’ll just keep looking.

4. When you are in love, you can share it with the world.

Ever hate those couples who flaunt their undying love for one another on social media? Well, when you fall in love you have the ability to be one of them. As soon as you lock down a significant other, you can’t help but instagram a cliche couple photo with a heart emoji caption. LOVE is in the air, and it’s also taking over your news feed.

5. When you hate love, you can share it with the world.

The great thing about modern dating? When we are SO fed up with it, that we literally want to punch ourselves in the throat, we can vent about it to the entire world on the internet.

6. We can stalk our exes.

While this can be diabolical to the ‘moving on and letting go‘ process, we always want to see what our exes are up to, luckily now we can. Your inner stalker has finally found relief, with Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, we can see exactly what and who are exes are doing…until they block you from all of them, but even then, there’s Google.

7. We can plot revenge on our exes (we’ve all thought about it).

That moment you open Snapchat and watch his Story to see him at a bar nearby, and put on that dress that makes your A boobs look like Cs, then you run into him acting like it’s an accident…it’s a mild revenge, but it still feels extremely satisfying, and it’s possible because of modern dating. TC mark

Nicole Tarkoff

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This is me letting you go

If there’s one thing we all need to stop doing, it’s waiting around for someone else to show up and change our lives. Just be the person you’ve been waiting for.

At the end of the day, you have two choices in love – one is to accept someone just as they are and the other is to walk away.

We owe it to ourselves to live the greatest life that we’re capable of living, even if that means that we have to be alone for a very long time.

“Everyone could use a book like this at some point in their life.” – Heather

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