Free dating sites like Ok Cupid and Plenty of Fish are turning into the post-college equivalent of a frat party.We cast our fishing poles out blindly into a large pond and see what fish catch it.We graduated and were thrown into the “Real World” where we have to pay our own bills, act like quasi-adults, and date (???!!? It seems that our generation has a better handle on how to make a stand-out resume, interview for a great job, rent an apartment, and pay our bills than asking someone out for dinner.I remember the first year after college was a huge growing period for me, especially when it came to dating. I recall saying to some friends, “I don’t even know him!This could be another reason why so many of us are hesitant to be locked down.If you’re a relatively attractive male or female, employed, and have good taste in movies/ music/ books, you could line up different people to go out with every weekend through dating sites. Why settle on dating one person at a time when I could date 5 at a time?
Some of us 20-somethings are dating because we think that’s what we’re supposed to do.
When’s the last time you went on a first date with someone, and you actually went to a nice dinner?
On one of my earlier polls, I asked you all what an ideal first date would be.
Some of us Millennials have started online dating as a way to learn how to a date and meet people outside of our social groups.
In a world where many young people are online dating, the dating pool has expanded times ten.