Topics: Online dating fatigue is a real thing and it’s happening.
I was talking to a group of my girlfriends the other day and the topic of dating came up. “I deleted my dating apps again,” they said. No, neither had entered into a relationship and was now deleting their apps because their exclusive relationship required it, but rather, they were deleting their apps because they were talking to too many men, going on too many uneventful first dates, sending out too many messages only to receive radio silence, and getting too many “Sups” from uninspired suitors. These women were deleting their dating apps because they were tired.
Curious to find out if anyone else had hit a wall in their online search for love, I polled a selection of singles who were actively dating and learned that all of them had deleted their dating apps recently, and most commonly, have deleted and reactivated their apps over and over again. The reason for deleting their dating apps all seemed to boil down to either time consuming, frustrating, or boring.
“I have a volatile relationship with Tinder. I’ve downloaded and deleted that app maybe six times in the last 12 months. I usually delete Tinder because I get no messages or matches. And I really have no time for mindless small talk and flaky people. I lowkey really hate any kind of messaging, whether it’s texting or chatting on whatever app.” – Quyen, early twenties.