If You Think Online Dating Is For Hookups, You Are Missing Out On True Love

If You Think Online Dating Is For Hookups, You Are Missing Out On True Love

If you are someone who disapproves of online dating, then this should change your mind about people using this strategy.

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We are now in the 21st century, it shouldn't be frowned upon to meet a loved one on a dating app/website. I mean, I met someone on Tinder and it has been almost a year we've been together and we're still going strong. Everything nowadays involves some kind of internet and/or electronics. I understand that it could be a little unsafe to meet people over the internet, but there are ways to make it so nothing bad will happen.

Tinder is one of the biggest apps that people hate. If someone meets someone on the app then they automatically call them crazy because there are crazy people on Tinder. However, this is true for every dating site no matter what they do to try to not let that happen. A way to not let any of this happen to you is by making sure you have talked to them for a while before meeting in person. Most people who are not on these sites for dating will not be willing to keep up a relationship online only for a long time. If they say they want to meet with you immediately after you start talking to them, then that is a sign to not meet with them ever, even in a public place.

If you are setting up a time and place to meet someone from online, you must make sure it is a very populated place and to meet them there, not letting them drive you. When I met my boyfriend for the first time, I made sure it was at a popular restaurant so that nothing could happen since there would be so many witnesses and nothing could go wrong. Another way to make sure your extra safe is by having one or more friends come to the same restaurant and sit at a different table so they could keep an eye on you in case something goes wrong. There will always be those people who take advantage of these sites, but you could still be safe yourself.

Another thing to look out for is those people who refuse to send a picture or do not have a picture of themselves on their profile. This could be a huge sign. They are most likely lying about their age or who they are in general. Along with this, you should never give out your phone number either unless you have actually met up with them in person or if you have been talking to them for a long enough time. There are people out there who can track peoples phone numbers easily and that is not what you want.

I know there are a lot of people just like me who is horrible at talking to new people, let alone the opposite gender. I have been always been horrible at making friends or talking to new people in general, so I decided to try out Tinder for a little. I never imagined finding someone who I love. If there is anyone else out there who thinks they will never find someone because of how shy they are, then try out any kind of dating site. This could help you be more out there, as long as you make sure you follow all of these guidelines and tips on how to be safe.

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To The Boy Who Made Me Love Again

Thank you for loving me and showing me how to love myself.

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To the boy who made me love again:

From the very beginning of our relationship, you showed me you were different. You showed me how I should be treated.

After dating someone for three years, falling in love was the last thing I wanted to do again. I did not want to grow close to anyone and fall in love with every little aspect of someone, but with you, it was so much different. You were different from other guys I had talked to. You have done small things for me that make me so happy. From offering to order me pizzas while I'm working to ordering me a key chain that says "drive safe," it's the little things you've done to make me love you.

During my previous relationship, I had come to a custom of pulling out my card to pay for dates and thought it was okay to accept the fact that good morning text did not exist. Every morning since we started dating, you never forget to text me good morning. We almost fight over who is going to pay, because I can't expect you to pay for every date. You have shown me what to expect in a relationship.

You never fail to make me happy. Whenever I say I'm hungry, you get me Mexican. When I want to watch Netflix, you immediately put on The Office. I can mention one thing I want and you buy it because you know it will make me happy. You give me forehead kisses and it puts a smile on my face. Whenever I am upset, you won't get off the phone until you figure out what is wrong and make sure everything is okay.

You make me feel beautiful. I can come over in leggings and socks and Birkenstocks or I can come over in a nice shirt and booties, but either way, you tell me I'm beautiful. Whenever I just wake up and look a hot mess, you look me in my eyes and tell me I'm beautiful.

You always tell me to be careful whenever I'm driving and you make sure to tell me you love me every night before you go to bed. You remind me of things I know I'll forget and you literally read my mind. You motivate me with my schooling and tell me how proud you are of me when I make a good grade.

I never wanted to date again and I especially did not want to fall in love; however, you are everything I dreamed of wanting. I am so blessed to have met you and fallen in love with you. So to the boy who made me want to love again, I love you and thank you for everything.

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36 Hobbies To Take Up If You Want To Be The Next Best 20-Something Grandma

Pursuing something with needle and thread is a good start

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Need a new hobby? Want to emulate a grandmother? Here are some great ideas for fun things to do in your spare time to get you ready to be the best grandma in 40-50 years!

1. Knitting

2. Baking

This hobby will also come with many friends wanting to try your creations.

3. Crocheting

4. Sudoku 

You gotta keep the mind healthy.

5. Crosswords

6. Cooking

7. Thrifting

Goodwill is your go-to for fabulous finds that won't break the bank.

8. Join a book club

Whether or not you actually read the book, either way it's a good way to socialize.

9. Yard Sale-ing

Don't tell me you didn't go yard sale-ing with your grandma at least once in your childhood.

10. Napping

11. Brunching

Food and friends (and a mimosa)... what's not to love about this hobby?

12. Spades

13. Hearts

14. Gardening

Figure out if you have a green thumb earlier rather than later.

15. Sewing

Being able to fix (or even make) your own clothes seems like both a creative outlet and a practical skill.

16. Antiquing

17. Cross-Stitching

Make some wall decorations for your room!

18. Power-walking

Why normal walk when you could speed walk?

19. Reading at 64-font on your Kindle

20. Read the newspaper

There's just something peaceful and nostalgic about reading a physical newspaper...

21. Collecting

Coins, dolls, you name it.... someone probably collects it.

22. Quilting

23. Rummy

24. Giving wise advice to those younger than you

25. Get a magazine subscription

26. Write hand-written letters to friends

It's fun and there is something so meaningful about taking the time to write it out and mail it.

27. Bridge

28. Curate a bomb matching pajama collection

29. Scrapbooking

Take your memories and add a creative touch... you won't regret it.

30. Tai Chi

I'm not a regular grandma, I'm a cool grandma...

31. Flower-arranging

32. Photography

Capture the moments of the loved ones around you!

33. Plan girls' trips with friends

34. Volunteer

Find time to give back to causes that you are passionate about!

35. Watch game shows

36. Watch soap operas

All the plot points and characters may be cringy, but they are so addicting!

Consider some of these hobbies if you find yourself looking for something to fill your time. When grandma-hood comes around, you'll be ready for it. And if you already do a lot of these things, well then we might as well go ahead and affectionately call you a 20-something grandma!

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