1. Irrational Fear
2. Irrational Anger
Irrational hope. You’re not naive. You’re not deluded. You are CHOOSING to believe the positive. Maybe they did actually get hit by a car. A girl can dream.
The group chat finally admits defeat. Hopeful optimism has turned to
Oh god. He is. He actually is.
Who does this? Loads of people. Okay. Not the point.
Thanks to the irrationality displayed in phases 1-3 your friends are all now
Existential crisis –
will you ever meet anyone you like back? will you die alone? will they find you before your cats start to eat you?
Blame the Apps – why have apps ruined men. Men have been nothing but lovely for centuries and now this.
Hate on Walt disney – lies it was all lies.
Wonder why it is that all your same age friends are married but all the men the same age as you seem hell bent on focusing the next three years on meeting financial/career goals and banging as many girls as possible. Okay. I don’t need an answer to the second one.
YouTube/Google – watch some videos from some single dudes talking about why dudes are like dudes are.
Go on some forum where someone with too much time emphatically tells someone they’ve never met
Look at the message the last guy who ghosted you sent you 4 months later.
It’s time to get back out there….
So you return to Hinge.
And that’s when you remember. You’re a