I always press “Like.” But privately, I feel left behind in what Vanity Fair described last August as a “dating apocalypse.” Of course, plenty of single men and women like me don’t seek out one-night stands.
But I feel like, in the dating-app era, many aren’t keen on investing lots of quality time in any particular match when a better one might be a swipe away.
Commitment can be a very scary thing for many young people, myself included.
I am now at a stage in my life where I can be very committed, but I wasn’t this way just a year or two ago. I was a commitment-phobe who dated a lot of women with no intention of ever settling down.
Or, if they have been in a long term relationship or marriage, they will usually have a history of infidelity.3.
“I’m only good for getting drunk and having sex,” he said.
I’m a single 32-year-old—young enough to be considered a “millennial” by some, but old enough that my Facebook feed overflows with announcements of marriages and babies.
These commitment issues were not only exclusive to my love life, but also my professional life.
Eventually, maturity and sorting out personal issues allowed me to get over my fear of commitment.