There was the conservative preacher’s son I caught in a lie; the sensitive budding filmmaker who was kind and sweet, but ultimately not long-term relationship material; the social activist f---boy — the list goes on. I completely relate to the gray area Adam mentioned.
I’ve tried the apps but, like Adam, have gotten mixed results. On one hand, I’d love the companionship or even a very consistent friend with benefits, but I’m also content in my singledom.
In any case, my results from Bumble, Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel have been mixed, at best.
Instead of actual results with other human beings, I’ve spent more time instead considering how my photos look, what my bio says (and doesn’t say) and should I display my top Spotify artists? The process can be draining, especially with your phone at your fingertips.
In the interest of giving all the left- and right-swiping a rest, we sent Adam Lukach, Red Eye reporter, and Sadé Carpenter, Red Eye deputy editor, on a speed dating mission. Dating background Adam: After a yearslong relationship recently ended, I have returned to dating in earnest for the first time since 2013. In just the last few years, the different digital avenues available for dating have changed dramatically, and every option comes with its own learning curve.
Plus, I’m not the bargoer at 28 that I was at 23, which diminishes a regular meeting spot.
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I was glad Adam and I were in it together, though, because I started feeling a little anxious about the night.
The main event Sadé: Speed dating took place upstairs, so there were regular folks downstairs drinking and eating when I walked in.
I feel like there’s a very relatable gray area between “I want to meet someone” and “I don’t want to deal with all this extra nonsense.”Sadé: I consider myself perpetually single.
My last official relationship ended a few weeks before Thanksgiving in 2013 (I just pulled up some old emails to confirm the date, and I’m definitely saving them for my memoir) and I’ve dated here and there in the years since without falling in love or meeting anyone who left a significant impact on my life.