Cause and effect of online dating

Back when FOMO was keeping me glued to my apps, I wish someone had reassured me other prospects would come my way if I looked up for a second.2.

Online dating is addictive Right after I decided to stop going on OKCupid, I actually had to stop my hands from typing the "o" into my browser when I wanted a work break (OK I slipped up a few times, I'll admit it).

It's actually ended up lasting a year because after seven months, I met someone—and it was IRL.

Whether because we didn't have much in common or we weren't willing to put in much effort, my conversations rarely left the texting stage.

When they did, second dates were rare and thirds were almost unheard of.

As with Twitter, Facebook, Linked In, and email, I checked it compulsively with the hope that some exciting notification would greet me on the homepage. I also realized that when I used Tinder, I was swiping compulsively to try to find out who my "super likes" were, often not even reading profiles.

I wasn't even messaging the people I matched with—I just wanted the ego boost of getting a match.

Between the thrill of receiving a notification and the game-like aspect of swiping, I was no longer even making the conscious choice to engage in it.

I felt like a lab rat mindlessly chasing its next pellet of food.3.

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But people had relationships before dating apps existed and—surprise! It took a little while, but when I was putting less energy into scoping out prospects on dating apps, I had more time for parties, spontaneous encounters, and other ways to meet people.

I ended up meeting my partner at a nightclub while on vacation in Ibiza with a girlfriend.

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