And by the time graduation rolls around you see your friends way more than your family. And while most of these encounters may not stick, the sheer amount of times they happen guarantees that you weed out at least a few besties from the plethora of crazy.(That’s also because parents are super lame in high school. ) Enter college, when life is one big blind date and party rolled into one. Cut to your late 20’s, when even one too many drinks equals three consecutive days in bed and a morphine drip.
), in hopes that they would check the box marked “yes.” God, if only life and relationships were really THAT easy… Now, having been hurt so many times, I’m so scared of ruining whatever is going on with a guy, that I’m too scared to straight up tell a guy I like him and I just continue with whatever is going on at the moment. Reasons Why It’s Great: -There’s usually no drama -No one is ever angry at the other for misunderstandings -Going with the flow usually makes things easier and there’s no pressure or expectations -The “awkward conversation” (as I like to call it) never has to happen -I never get rejected Reasons Why It’s Horrible: -Guys never realize I actually like them (in my head, guys should just assume I like them if I act a certain way around them…stupid I know) -I end up hurting myself by overthinking things and making things up in my head -If I talk (a.k.a. -Some things go on longer than they ever should -I never know where I stand with a guy or what I can/can’t/should/shouldn’t do, as far as being able to date other men at the same time or not -Someone usually gets hurt…and that someone is usually me.It goes without saying that Ok Cupid has one of the better reputations of more popular free dating websites for having a wide variety of quality users.However, Ok Cupid has many not-so-great users as well, and it’s not uncommon for women to have the misfortune of encountering them, and in the past, I have as well.I was having brunch with some girlfriends the other day, and we got on the subject of first dates. It's a generic question that breeds generic answers, and doesn’t really give you additional insight into who I am.While we all had different experiences, there was one thing we all agreed on: There are a few questions we are absolutely of hearing from guys on a first date. Asking me what I “do for fun” kind of makes me feel like I’m on an interview, not a date.