And yet, there’s a whole generation of us, stuck to our screens – eyes shot from signing up for a zillion dating services, swiping right on our phones until the over-used finger is stiff from the pain and screams in rebellion. Unlike the hopscotch games of our carefree childhood, no participant of the dating game is ever playing it right. Well, you only have to take a look at the deceit splattered across online dating profiles, the number of lie-platters consumed on luncheons and dinner dates, the But is the fear of not having someone a valid reason to settle?

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Isn’t being single a far better alternative to putting oneself out there, being vulnerable, being in anxiety-mode all the time, sometimes, even offering far more leeway than one should and suffering the gut-wrenching pain of heartbreak – and all for getting but only halves of people you’d have liked to BE with for life?

And what when you actually get to be with them, but they do not let you BE, not as you are, anyway?

But honestly, I am done kissing far too many frogs for now. My version of ‘THE’ dream when it comes to romance is an imperfect person I can look at and love perfectly for the rest of my life.

And ‘dating’ as our generation is ‘doing’ it isn’t going to give me that.

They keep on adding more weights to the lighter side, in hopes that they can make their date’s contributed halves whole and as such, get a fulfilling relationship.

I have snapped out of that deluding cycle long back.

Am against the GAME it has become and would like very much to regain access to my own version of what ‘dating’ should be like.

If only somebody’s taking a break from swiping right to LISTEN…

And I am scared of becoming someone I am not – I hate having to look in the mirror and trying to fake-turn my frowns upside down when I want to scream and shout at everything. ) but surely does not look outward for any validation of her self-worth. I am not afraid to watch those romantic flicks all by myself, but I am afraid of someone spoiling my smile-worthy/welling-up moments in them forever Coz I am a sappy, old romantic! But just because I am engaging in self-protection does not mean I need to don the garb of being cynical, skeptical, and anti-love. I am not afraid of pilfering my earnings, I am afraid of wasted time that would be spent before it can be saved This is one resource I cannot stock back on. I am not afraid of losing touch with my best buds, I am afraid of cutting them some slack from my ‘blah-blah’ for the wrong guy My friends are my world and it takes a lot of ME to steal some of the precious ticks of my buddy time for someone I feel drawn to. Being trapped in a relationship that makes you feel lonelier than you’d have been in your own company, is a dead-end.