Great article, and so true!!
Three following pretty much describes the dating lives of most of us, I think: you hit it right squarely on the head with this description and the perfectly spot-on description of “low-effort dating")
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It’s about going for convenience over feeling
I’ve been saying for a long time that my “relationships" sometimes seem like we are actors reading from a script, playing the part of a “couple". It feels shallow, not very filling, and sometimes not very good for me — kind of like a Twinkie.
I’ve been worried that this is all there is, in one’s middle age, though I suspected lots of people at any age do this (settle for someone) … and now I know, thanks to you and your wonderful article. ☺