Why i gave up dating

09 Aug

Better yet, when I meet a guy in person, I can actually tell what he means when he says something and don't have to send a message to my friend to decode the sexual innuendo." —Chelsea, 22, Brooklyn, NY, 3 months clean "I quit dating apps because I realized the men I was meeting through them weren't looking for real relationships like I was.

But when all is said and done and the landscape isn’t changing, sometimes moving on is the only thing to do.

Here’s why it’s time to give up on that guy who’s just not into you – at least not in the way he should be. You’ve bent over backwards to make things work with him, but the problem is that he’s not doing the same for you.

Within five minutes of meeting me, the guy asked me if I was getting my master's degree to increase my salary since, 'teachers don't make very much money.' My jaw was on the floor.

Then he spent the rest of the date bragging to me about his Ivy League education and all of the exotic travel plans he had coming up. "—Allie, 25, Chicago, IL, 4 months clean"While having a steady stream of guys complimenting my smile and asking to play 20 Questions at my fingertips was entertaining, one day, after swiping through users unconsciously, I decided to quit. I was looking to start something romantically and was still trying to figure out exactly what I wanted.

"I feel so much less pressure after quitting the apps.

I hadn't realized how much of my free time was spent swiping through hundreds of faces.