Online addiction dating
OFM had it all: intelligence with a streak of creativity, the ability not just to hear but to listen, a searing sense of humor with a tang of sarcasm, and a really great rack. Finding someone better was no longer innocent curiosity; it was easy — and it became an obsession.
We started seeing each other regularly — quickly moving from making out in my car to doing much more in my bedroom — and talked on the phone every day. Except for this: I still checked my profile once, twice, three times a day. Yes, OFM listened, but what if someone else listened better?
It gets worse for millennials, where they are 125 percent more likely to feel addicted to dating, than older generations.
What’s interesting to note, is that men suffer more from online dating addiction, with 97 percent admitted to feeling addicted to finding a date, as compared to 54 percent of women who are feeling burned out while looking for love.
Online dating anxiety disorder, online dating addition disorder, or even online dating fatigue.
I call it ODAD and it happens to singles who swipe all day long on mobile apps and to those with the shopping cart mentality who feel there’s another pretty face around the corner.
When this happens, I encourage singles to take a break, take a walk, go to the movies, and leave your mobile phone at home.
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