As a woman in her twenties, I can attest to the fact that there is a lot of expectation on my generation to find a partner and start a family. It comes from everywhere: our peers, our families, and our communities.
My mind is exhausted because of all the pressure other people put on me to date, and that’s not really what I want to do right now.
I’ve put so much effort into people who don’t deserve it. I’ve given my all to the wrong person and I have zero desire to put that much effort into someone else.
Why am I going to go the extra mile for someone who really doesn’t want anything serious? If no one is going to care about my feelings or our situation, why try and get me into one?
I've arrived at the place where I'm done going out of my way for other people who don't appreciate what I do, and it's time to put an end to it.
I have no interest in even trying to find someone. I have not yet downloaded a dating app or started frantically scrolling through profiles in an attempt to find my future prince charming.
My thumb always feels like it's going to fall off, and I can't think of a single person who is even slightly physically attractive in my terms.
Plus, without interacting with a boy, I don’t have to deal with the silly and childish mind games they like to play.
They say they don't want anything serious, but we act like a serious couple and can't see anyone else. I'm done with all of those almost connections and situations.
And the thing I hate most is that every first few dates are the same. You always go to dinner, maybe a movie. You have that painful small talk about yourself that you repeat over and over again.