Sometimes life surprises me with moments – like running into a musician who ghosted me on Tinder. He “super liked” me the day I arrived to Australia. Then the day we were supposed to hang out, he ghosted me. But then the universe gave me a treat when I was able to confront him in the Outback, halfway around the country, four months later.
I met up with a guy who I had been talking to on Tinder for a while, but it was clear from the beginning that it wasn’t going to work. I need to be attracted to someone physically, mentally, and emotionally. Even if it’s just to make-out.
I was feeling incredibly lonely. Not just lonely, but completely alone. It’s the feeling that I am not “number one” to anybody. I tried to talk with my parents about it, but they didn’t seem to get it.
I went on an underground walking tour in Seattle, and learned some crazy history about the area. Then I met a guy from Tinder and finally had my first kiss after my divorce.
The book Modern Romance is excellent. It explains why dating has changed so much over time and is unlike any other time in history. After reading the book, it helped me to feel like I wasn’t alone. People all over the world are experiencing this shift in dating – the “soul mate search”.
There it was. Awkward. Trying to date while traveling is very difficult. I tried to make it clear that I was a traveler, but apparently, the message wasn’t clear enough.