I got a friend to join okcupid a while ago and now he's engaged to a chick he met there.What’s it like to reenter the dating pool in your early 30s … when the last time you were single, Facebook was a print product? It had, after all, been a solid 10 years since I’d been on a first date, and if my memory served me correctly, I wasn’t all that good at them. And that this wasn’t so much a date as it was a recruitment session.I had reasonable AOL Instant Messenger game back in college, but nothing could have prepared me for the way people who want to undress each other communicate in 2015 — which is to say constantly, indiscriminately and, from what I can tell, in code.While “sure” felt like an unsatisfying answer to a question in 2004, at least it was a correctly spelled word in the English language and not, say, a thumbs-up emoji.But at the same time, I didn’t think I’d be drinking pinot grigio on the toilet, either. conveniently forgot to mention while flying off the shelves: Divorce sucks.
(Although for the record, it definitely is unless you’re Dave Matthews wondering what kind of ice cream to pick up on the way over.) Even so, dating is tough in your 30s — and it’s especially tough in Philadelphia. Whether you’re 20 or 50, there’s no shortage of people who are out and about, casually dating their way through life. By 30 or so, most of us have either found The One or taken a good look around and decided that all things considered, This One was a pretty good deal.In addition, being labeled the professors girlfriend or boyfriend be. Sexual relationships and dating between a faculty member and a student. There is only one finger I want to answer the vague, noncommittal thumbs-up emoji with, and Apple forgot to include it.After about 48 hours on Ok Cupid, I decided I’d rather die alone than next to someone who claims that he’s “all about living in the moment.” It took me even less time to give up on Tinder, mostly because I couldn’t figure out how to download the app.