Ah, the dating scene is quite the place to be. A bunch of single, beautiful people casually milling around, laughing lightly and chatting about smart adult-like topics with a chilled drink in their hand.
Too bad I’m not at this scene.
Too bad this scene doesn’t exist.
Too bad this scene is just like the scene in “19 Kids and Counting” where Josh Duggar spills the beans on live TV and gets punched in the face…it will never happen.
The dating life after undergrad is pretty much close to non-existent. So word to the wise, find your mate before you graduate.
Here’s a couple things you’ll find to be true about the postgrad dating life:
1. Mathematically speaking, you’re screwed.
There are just fewer options out here in the real world. Marriage is happening at an early point in life, generationally.
2. You don’t go places to meet potentials.
Where are you possible going to run into a potential date? The McDonald’s drive-thru? Or maybe the pizza delivery person? Just face it, you don’t go many places where singles are just hanging out. It’s a rough pill to swallow.
3. You don’t go anywhere PERIOD.
Either you work a 40+hr a week job or you go to grad school. Either way, you don’t have a life anymore. You come home from work and crash on the couch, barely making to the kitchen to scrounge up some Easy Mac. Or you come home late from classes and being at the library all day and don’t even make it to the couch.
4. You judge a lot quicker now.
No job? Not in school? Can’t even go and get a haircut? No thanks. I need someone who has more of their crap together than I do, if this is going to work.
5. You’re poor.
I have no money to go out to places to meet someone. I have no money for a wedding! I have no money for a house! How can I possible date anyone with this bank account? I have to think long-term, here.
Until next time, xOx