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I gave up OkCupid for Lent.

Yes you heard me, I gave up OkCupid for Lent. It was a distraction to my life that resulted in a lot of self-loathing and a fear of "if this is what's left of dating in NYC, I'm destined to get another cat." Seriously. When you receive messages like the one below, you start to wonder WTF is wrong with people? Or even worse, what's wrong with me?



At the moment, I still have access to my Tinder and Hinge accounts. Even though I haven't been exactly what one would call "lucky" on either of those online dating venues. That being said, I still peruse those sites because I have the choice whether or not to "swipe right" based on profile or attraction. OkCupid is a free for all of "let's clutter up my inbox" with messages of "hi" or "nice smile" and that's about it. At least I can choose whether or not to virtually "like" a dude on Tinder or Hinge and there's a mutual swipe. Tinder is more of a boredom killer while Hinge will periodically yell at me via iPhone notification to say I've got to go through my inbox of potential suitors.

In case you're still wondering what to "give up" for Lent, I stumbled upon this handy little chart...
Original post HERE... with "explanations" of each thing.

I myself am a baptized and confirmed Episcopalian but I still lean on the side of being very spiritual... I still struggle with my faith (as most "normal" Christians do in my opinion) and retail life sometimes makes going to church difficult. But Lent is a season of relationships - with God, myself, and others. But alas taking the time to slow down and center myself away from distractions. Giving up OkCupid was necessary, a distraction that did not need to be allowed in my head or my heart. I'm still holding out to meet that person when I'm at Starbucks or on the train. Then again, that poor soul might stumble upon my blog. Oh lawwwd. But we'll cross that bridge when it comes, I suppose.