I ve given up on dating

I was angry about being blown off for the umpteenth time by a guy who'd disappointed me many times before, so I thought creating an account on a dating site, which is supposed to attract guys looking for more than just hook-ups (or so we're led to believe), would restore some of my faith in people.I'll admit that it did, but that doesn't mean the online dating concept works for all.

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Look, I’m not saying I won’t have sex with friends and strangers alike in the coming months — I mean, sex is important and I love having it.

That said, I think it’s time for me to take a break from dating.

I write pretty frequently about the importance of keeping your self-esteem boosted and finding ways to live authentically — but personally, I haven't felt like a successful human lately, for a number of reasons.

After bouncing around from Brooklyn to Missouri to Southeast Asia and then back to Missouri for all of 2016, I'm kind of broke right now.

If you’re currently in love or whatever, I’m genuinely happy for you. You probably deserve someone awesome, and happily-coupled people like yourself give jaded singles (like myself) hope that love isn’t actually a lie.

Personally, though, I’m over dating right now for a number of solid reasons.In my eyes, there's no substitute for in-person contact, and that's why online dating just isn't going to work for me.Two months ago, I joined , a dating site for doing activities with other singles, on a whim.I've been out for drinks with a few people who've reached out to me, and if anything, I've made some awesome friends out of it, but at the end of the day, the whole thing feels a bit too forced and unorganic.Call me unrealistic, but I still love the feeling of unexpectedly meeting someone on a night out with friends, not because I like running off with attractive, equally whimsical men and telling my pals about it later (usually on G-chat when I should be working. ), but because it happened by accident and wasn't in any way planned.(When I was 20, I almost dropped out of college to move to Italy with a guy I'd only been dating for a few months.

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