Dating Apps: Yay Or Nay?

Dating Apps: Yay Or Nay?

I use dating apps, and it is just for pure fun. Not for SEX. Am I stupid for that?

Celebrity Buzz

I was discussing dating apps with my aunt who is younger than me in front of one of her friends, in which he commented that the people who use dating apps were stupid. I tried not to get offended, but how could I not because I am one of those people using a dating app to see if I could possibly find someone. Am I stupid for it? No, I don't think so.

I have tried dating apps in the past and hated them. The men I met on them were all perverts and wanted nothing but sex. There, I said it. We are all adults here and I think I can talk about this openly. And I blocked those men or ended up deleting the app. Dating apps can be used for hookups, but they are mainly for DATING. That is why they are called Dating Apps.

I didn't join for sex or anything related to the dirty act. I joined the dating service because I am having no luck in my everyday life finding someone. So I am trying this online option. Does this make me stupid? Am I stupid to believe that I could possible find someone outside of my daily life?

I am by no means desperate. I don't need to find someone. I just want to have fun and try dating. I never dated in high school. I was bullied, I have stated this before, so I kept my nose in my beloved books. Now I work a full-time job, about to start school, basically trying to have what you call a life, so being able to go out and share a laugh with someone over a coffee or go to the movies would be great.

So this is what stupid feels like? Having strangers who don't know my past or where I come from message me, wanting to know me and giving me a new beginning. I know to be careful. Stranger danger and all that jazz. Don't worry. Yet it feels great to be able to start fresh with someone. And if I'm stupid or the dating apps are stupid then I guess I am. But I don't believe it.

I do agree that it is stupid when you put on your profile that you don't play games, you are NOT looking for sex and yet there are still guys asking you for nudes or something like that. Those are the people who ruin the fun for the rest of us.

So if anyone is stupid, or needs their butt kicked, it's those perverts.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

I was never really big on cocktails. Tequila soda is always a go-to drink for me because of its simplicity and, to be honest, lack of extra calories from mixers chock-full of sugar, chemicals, and other unknown ingredients. I like tequila, and like to be able to really savor it.

This all changed when, a couple of years ago, a friend of mine made me a margarita from scratch — no funky mixers involved — and it tasted incredible. It was light, refreshing, and complemented the tequila without overpowering it.

Keep Reading... Show less

I was blessed with thick, full hair up until my late teens. At the time, I cursed my hairiness — this was before full eyebrows became trendy or cool, and were instead a point of bullying many of my fellow full-browed teens can relate to.

Later in my 20s, hormonal stability was something I was thankful for, though a major side effect ended up being hair loss — on my head, lashes, and brows. I now find my filling in my brows on an almost daily basis. As much as I enjoy toying with and testing out different brow-filling products, it'll never be quite the same as being able to have "I woke up like this" full, Gigi Hadid-esque brows.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month, A Reminder We Need Even More In Quarantine

You're going through something brand new — that's worth talking about.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This isn't new to 2020, but oh man, if we ever needed a reminder about the importance of mental health, now is the time. With different states all over the place in regard to stay-at-home orders, phased reopenings, and a "new normal," we're experiencing conflict, fear, changes, and unknowns that can easily trigger mental struggles we already have or spark feelings we've never had before. Yes, May is always Mental Health Awareness Month, but in quarantine, that need for positive mental health is taken to a whole new level.

Keep Reading... Show less

Everyone is LOVING "Outer Banks," as you've probably heard. And if you haven't caught the hype for the show yet, these articles will definitely give you a taste of what you're missing.

If you already have seen and fallen in love with the teen heartthrob crew, you need to get on board with some of these theories for season two!

Keep Reading... Show less

These 11 Face Masks On Etsy Support Small Businesses While Fighting The Spread Of Coronavirus

We're staying safe as states start lifting lockdown guidelines.

I, like most people who have had the luxury of being able to stay at home during this time, haven't spent much time outdoors at all. But when I do brave the great outdoors for a walk or to get to the grocery store, you won't find me without a mask.

My family and I were lucky enough to have family friends who were sewing some and had extras to give to us, but most of my friends and loved ones outside my immediate family have had to order some (or make a makeshift one out of scarves or bandanas).

Keep Reading... Show less

13 Reasons We're Using Quarantine As The Ultimate Excuse For Online Shopping This Month

The one thing we haven't distanced from is our bank account.

Throughout quarantine, I've been FaceTiming most of my friends in a full turtleneck or the go-to cozy sweater I keep wrapped around the chair in my room. Either way, I always have tea in my hands to keep myself warm — till this past week.

For most of the country who hasn't had the luck of quarantining in 90-degree weather on their family's lake house or with a backyard pool, things began to change this month. Our favorite shows came out with summer seasons, the sun came out, and we started spending more time outside.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments