16 Too Real Tweets That Sum Up Dating in the 21st Century

Kathleen Wong | Oct 23, 2017 Love & Sex
16 Too Real Tweets That Sum Up Dating in the 21st Century
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What sucks more than dating? Easy. Dating in the 21st century. It's a wonder how our parents ever managed to do it, but then again those were simpler times. Nowadays, we have to deal with all the regular problems of dating, in addition to having social media, dating apps, and arguably too many options. Talk about exhausting. Suddenly, swearing off dating and adopting a few cats doesn't sound so bad.

The woes of modern dating are so exhausting that countless new terms and lingo have been invented because of it. There's the classic "ghosting," or when someone just vanishes on another person for no reason. There's "benching," which is when a crush basically puts somebody on the back burner. There's "zombieing," which is when a former ghoster tries to poke his or her way back into someone's life.

This is just the tip of the iceberg that is romance these days -- and it is tiring. We'd like to see Carrie Bradshaw try to navigate dating with Tinder. 

Now we're not saying that everything about the Internet's powers are bad. We totally agree that the Internet has made it much easier for people to find others and stay connected. The Internet has also let people sum up modern dating with absolutely hilarious and downright accurate tweets, helping us feel a little less, for lack of a better word, alone. Here are 16 funny tweets that totally sum up dating in the 21st century.

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