Dating after college is hard. Like really hard. In the real world (yeah, spoiler alert, college is not the real world) There are no more classes where you can intellectually connect with someone during TA hours. Or wild house parties where you can meet your soul mate while doing keg stands. Or a cozy library where you can make eyes at a pretty stranger across the stacks. Instead, you have to be an adult and work 40 plus hours a week, commute, grocery shop, cook food, watch your favorite TV shows, go to the gym, take care of your pets or children or high maintenance friends, and be in bed by a decent hour because you are too damn old to survive on consistently getting 4-5 hours of sleep a night.
So, the real world has made me a huge advocate of internet dating. I got on OKCupid.com last January and have had a lot of fun. It can be a little overwhelming at times, but it’s a great way to meet like-minded, interesting, and attractive singles. And it’s FREE. As a new comer to the real world, I have limited funds, so anything free is automatically awesome.
Unfortunately, and you already know this if you have spent five minutes on OKC, there are a lot of creepers and trolls and bros and the such on there. These idiots, or as I like to call them, Internet Dating Failures (IDFs) can really sour the experience of online dating. You know you have been hit up by an IDF if you have received one of the following types of messages: