Date an app this Valentine’s Day

With the introduction of dating websites becoming a legitimate way to find a relationship, it should come as no surprise that many apps seek to do the same thing, albeit in less “proven methods” of matchmaking.

In past years, the world has introduced us to dating apps that range from ambiguous instructional use to point-blank commands to use it as a method of finding people to hook up with. Are we upset by their callousness? Maybe, but then again, isn’t that why you downloaded it in the first place?

The app-method of finding potential flings generally saves the user’s time by allowing them to search prospective “matches” on the go. After all, we don’t have time to waste to actually get to know someone. Here’s an interesting pro/con list of online verses what most would consider traditional dating.

Then there is always this problem:


If I may speak candidly: I understand the want or even the need for online dating when an individual wants to meet someone but spends most of their waking hours trying to make a name for themselves at a job somewhere. But for college individuals …

You are in the Disneyland, the utopia of dating prospects. It can’t be impossible to find someone to get coffee with. It can’t be impossible to talk to the person that sits beside you in class. Making a personal connection is not as complicated as the modern world would make it seem.

So get out there and find yourself a date for V-Day. Strike up a conversation and see where it leads. You might not get a hit right away, but that’s the joy of the chase. Act your age, get a date. And when you finally find a special someone to spend the day (and coming days) with, I like what my friend (I use the term loosely because I actually haven’t met this individual) Valerie Moses says. 

So set down the phones and get out in the world today. Your future self will thank you.

One thought on “Date an app this Valentine’s Day

  1. Thank you so much for the mention! Like you said, online dating can be helpful for people who spend a lot of time working, but in college, there are countless people to meet. We spend way too much time on our phones when a potential love interest could be sitting right next to us in class! 🙂 Great blog.

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