In January 2013, I decided to create a website focusing on all of my dating hurdles and disasters, because quite frankly, there were a lot of them and they were fun (and slightly shameful) to share. What happened in return was something I could have never expected. The writing turned into self-therapy, and the posts began to help lead me on a journey of self-discovery and self-worth, one that I wasn’t even aware I needed to be on.
While the initial creation of this website was a bit selfish, it brought me immense joy and an overwhelming feeling of gratitude to know that my stories and words resonated with readers. It turns out I’m not the only one facing these challenges when navigating through the dating scene.
The website has since expanded to share the voices of many young adults who are trying to maneuver their way through this unstable, exciting, sometimes exhausting but always interesting world of love.
So, this is The Problem With Dating. And you may find yourself asking, “Well, what’s the solution?”
That’s why we’re here.
By sharing our stories, we can only hope to inspire a discussion about the problems we face when trying to not only find a partner, but cultivate and maintain a substantial relationship. And through these conversations, we may begin to find ourselves nearing an answer for the problems that we’re facing.
Or, at the very least, we’ll start to question our actions and those we choose to invest our energy in, which will ultimately help us live a more honest, vulnerable and fulfilling life.
That certainly seems worth it, don’t you think?
Love & growth always,