Millennials (of both sexes) were 36 percent more likely to suffer burn out than other generations.
But they are also 30 percent more likely to want to find a relationship this year. Are you nodding your head in defeated agreement yet?
Not surprising, when you consider how much more active most of them are on dating apps.
Interestingly, on the whole men are 97 percent more likely to say they’re addicted than women are. They’re 54 percent more likely to feel burned out by their dating lives.
I can no longer listen to 29-year-olds who don’t have full-time jobs make self-deprecating remarks. We could be cranky together, console each other that we still looked young. Instead, after a tepid kiss by the East River with the most recent 29-year-old, I deleted every dating app from my phone.
“It’s the real thing, not part of the gluten-free fad,” I say. Even after I stopped missing my ex, every blind date I went on seemed emotionally exhausting in a way that I hadn’t remembered.
My hair, I’d thought, could pass for dirty-blonde, but when I got home, I changed my hair-color setting to brown. He took me to the not-yet-revitalized Williamsburg waterfront and told me that he was a freelance graphic designer. I was on Nerve, then Ok Cupid, then Tinder, then briefly on Hinge, then even more briefly on a very poorly designed app for men with beards and the women who love them. I kissed men on my corner, felt nothing, and excused myself to go home.
The man on the first date had been seven years older than me. In between the two freelancers, I went on hundreds of dates. Both members of a date having dead parents used to end in making out, but now I couldn’t even have empathy sex. “You seemed pretty nonplussed back there.” What happened was that I had stopped being able to fake it, to push my way through to intimacy with strangers. One week in, I’ve learned that I really enjoy not hearing from strangers.
“How am I going to live with your insomnia for the rest of my life? After a messy break-up, do we “get right back in the saddle” and repeat the same pattern over and over?If so, what are we not learning about ourselves and about dating?Tired of explaining your life story to anyone who'll listen?? It's time to take the plunge, Meet people Face-To-Face in fun social situations for: • Meals & Drinks to Wine and Whale watching tours (not at the same time unfortunately:) • Nights out, Days Out, Pub Crawls, Comedy Nights • Parties, Sporting Events, Picnics, 'Outdoor Pursuits', Concerts, Theatres, Classes..Are you done with paying multiple monthly fees to online dating services? The list goes on and on and it will be increasing all the time..