Dating agency in flash
The gist was always depressingly the same: girl meets boy. Girl even laughs at boy’s jokes, making her think there may be home there in the future. A Thing only curable with heartbreak, litres of ice cream and other break-up behaviours like bawling at an episode of Fair City.
Girl doesn’t hear from boy afterwards, and nurses her bruised ego until such a time as a cheeky ‘Hey’ text arrives at 2am. People, this is the worst and rudest kind of crap you can expect another person to put up with.
Some of us say we do so as not to seem clingy, or be written off as a possessive psycho. The problem with this new world order is that we’ve forgotten to treat everyone like a living, breathing human being. And we are absolutely in over our head with the options. Take it from me, you’ll live to rue the day you ever went with limitless options at the boyfriend buffet, and giving it a shot with someone you may or may not have feelings for.
Even several years after I’ve gone on dates with men, I still get the odd text or email from them.
There are dating sims for girls and dating sims for guys.
But for the Irish race, this is too newfangled a concept for us to be truly good at it yet.We’ve had ghosting (when a person you’re dating just evaporates into thin air and cuts off all contact without warning) and mooning (when you are forced to put your phone on ‘night-time’ mode to escape someone who is calling or texting too much). Much as its name suggests, it’s the act of offering someone you’re not particularly interested in a tiny morsel of attention or affection from time to time.Done ostensibly to keep the other party interested, breadcrumbers keep the embers alight with random flirtatious texts, and the odd Facebook like, before receding back into obscurity for another while.It takes huge amounts of bravery and vulnerability to hold your beating heart out in front of someone and hope they don’t pick it up and chuck it into the road for a laugh.But like the prom, Black Friday and Starbucks, we’ve taken to the American way of casual dating even more readily than our British counterparts.