And they love nothing more than to give unprompted advice to women – single women in particular.
This might not be so grating if the advice delivered weren’t so inconsistent: Apparent experts on matters of mate-snatching offer diametrically opposed approaches to dating within the same articles.
I would literally set quotas for myself as I swiped through Hinge and Bumble at night: Ten new matches before I would let myself go to sleep.
When nothing promising was on the horizon, I went on two to five first dates per week.
As a dyed-in-the-wool try-hard for life, I resent the very idea that there is any such thing as trying too hard.
I would be willing to just take one for the team if it meant that other women didn’t have to deal with this shit in everyday life.
But alas, total goobers live and walk among us, often disguised as family and friends.
Being a woman who writes on the internet, I’ve received more than my fair share of unsolicited advice from strangers.
I consider this frequent barrage of advice an occupational hazard and occasionally fun fodder for Twitter, mostly because it comes primarily from total goobers.
The common denominator of this particular brand of lifestyle commentary and advice is the belief that women must only be single because they’re doing something wrong.
This article originally started as a plea for women to “Stop Feeling Bad for Dating So Hard,” and I planned to defend the kind of constant binge-dating I did when I was single.