Anna Buckley
Updated February 23, 2017
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Dating sucks. Let’s be honest here. Unless you had some sort of meet-cute and experienced love at first sight (mutually) or found your childhood sweetheart, you’re pretty SOL. Not to mention the fact that the rules of the dating world have drastically changed with the rise in popularity of dating apps and websites. Nowadays, modern love drowns in the depths of our DMs.

But then again, cynicism doesn’t help. Love can be fun, and it can be exciting when you actually have some promising prospects. It’s like that moment in When Harry Met Sallywhen Marie says to Jess re: the dating world, “Tell me I’ll never have to be out there again,” and he responds assuredly, “You will never have to be out there again.” I think that sense of security is what we’re all really looking for.

Getting back out there after a break (or break-up) can be scary, but let’s be real: We all go through the same fears. And it goes a little something like this…

1Oh wow, I have a date tonight!

2Oh wow, I have a date tonight…

3What are we going to talk about?

4What do I wear?

5What if I hate them immediately?

6What if they hate me immediately?

7What if I fall for them immediately?

8What if we have totally different dating styles?

9What if I make the same mistakes I made last time?

10At least I’m really good at being contentedly single.

From one currently-dating human to another, best of luck out there. 😘