Does online dating work for single parents
“You know, you should really try dating more than one person,” Andrew said as he drove me home. “She never has to pay for dinner,” he’d said, and laughed.
We’d just had pizza at his place and sort of watched a movie while making out on the couch. I thought that after being intimate with me, he’d made his decision.
In an interview about his 2015 book, “Modern Romance,” Ansari recalls an old crush: “I texted someone I thought was really interested in me and then they didn’t say anything back for hours and what eventually turned into days,” he said.
“And I was losing my mind and it’s because I received silence on the other end.” He goes on to talk about the paradox of choice in online dating: “We have the most romantic options that any generation’s ever had. ” My phone buzzed in my pocket, a reminder that a different man might not feel the same way.
As a single mom, I barely had time to get to know and date person. Before that, I’d had to log on to Ok Cupid, scroll through profiles, choose a few that didn’t seem too horrifying, message back and forth, then, in a moment of blind trust, give them my phone number like it was a precious gift.