20 Ways Dating Crushes Your Soul

Being single is less of a lifestyle choice and more of an inevitability these days. With dating moving from the real world to the digital world, it can seem even harder than ever to actually meet someone in real life. After months of texting, instant messaging and Snapchat-ing, meeting up in person can be a little, well, terrifying.

Spending precious time with a stranger in the hopes that they will turn out to be “The One” can sometimes be a little trying and more often than not, it will leave you downbeat, depressed and depleted. It’s amazing we manage to procreate at all; dating is a minefield. Prepare to be uplifted, then, as we look through the ways in which dating crushes your soul. We’ve all been there, my friend.

Your Hopes Are Already Way Up

The chance are that you have already spoken to your friends about said date, stalked their Facebook page and perused their Instagram feed. You have created a fictional life based on their online activity and are already convinced that they are perfect for you. No pressure, then.

You Have To Go Out On A School Night

In order to meet the person of your dreams, you actually have to go out and more often than not, it will be during the week; weekends are for real friends, after all. Say goodbye to Netflix and prepare to be tired the next day.

It’s Like A Job Interview

In order to get to know if someone is right for you, you have to fire them constant questions about their entire life history up until that point. There’s no cute way to do this.

You Have To Get The Perfect Outfit

They already know what you look like, so that’s a good thing but now you have to confirm for them that you definitely are as good as they thought you were. Cue hours of rejecting all of your clothes and crying in a heap on the floor.