Dating in the late 40s
My friend and I were sharing a hotel room at a weeklong business conference.
After a day of dry lectures and an evening of happy hours and conference socializing, we were tired, a bit tipsy, and slightly giddy.
Tinder's strength is that it easily tells you when there is a mutual attraction. For me, the benefits of using a dating app far outweigh its drawbacks.
And rather than wishing on a star, I will take matters into my own hands, swiping right towards my next romance.
I've also been on several first dates that didn't lead to second dates with other men I've met on Tinder.
However, I am also someone who enjoys dating and believes it's possible to date I've learned a lot about using a dating app.
There is an ego boost to swiping right on someone you find attractive, and learning that they find you attractive as well.
Movies portrayed it as something to aspire to, and so the idea fit well into my own dreams and goals.
Like the hopeless romantic mainstream media shaped me into being, I spent the better part of my 20s chasing the conventional dream to find my love story.