Datingmight be the most hellish social experiment (apart from junior high ... or oh, man, dating in junior high!). As someone who spent a handful of years going out with Mr. Wrongs galore like it was my second career, I completely sympathize with single friends who say they're hating the hunt for a good guy on Match.com, eHarmony, or even out on the streets of NYC. In short: Dating sucks.
British TV personality Emily Hartridge agrees, and she took to YouTube recently to crack us up with 10 reasons why dating sucks. Check it out ...
Hilarious and yet, ahhh! It's so funny, because it is so true, which is incredibly frustrating. I know. But at the same time, I feel like you sort of have to put up with all of these totally annoying, even dehumanizing aspects of dating if you're really committed to finding the right person. So, inspired by Emily's entertaining rant, here are the top 10 reasons you have to deal with it -- even when dating sucks!
Dating helps you learn what you like (like a sweetie pie who says he'll call when he says he will) and what you don't (like a charismatic guy who treats you like dirt).
It (usually) beats hanging out at home with Netflix.
Instant excuse to try that new restaurant, see a movie, or wear a hot new dress/lipstick/hairstyle!
It sharpens your conversation skills (especially when you're out with a guy who has none, agggh!).
The more you put yourself out there, the greater the chance you'll find the person you're looking for.
You can rest assured you'll have sowedexhausted any "wild oats" once you do meet the right partner and take yourself off the market.
You'll have words of wisdom -- or at least just hilarious, cringe-worthy stories! -- to share with other single friends.
You learn more about yourself and what your ultimate Mr. Right should appreciate you for (like being extroverted or outspoken when it comes to politics!).
Dating really is like searching for the right job -- you have to put your nose to the grindstone to get where you want to be. And ultimately, hopefully, all the hard work is worth it.
If you don't want to be single, there's only one way to find yourself in a relationship (or ultimately married), and that's by dating ... even if you just wanna call it "hanging out," "hooking up," or whatever.
Do you agree that dating sucks? But it's worth it?
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