I never imagined I’d ever get married and I certainly never imagined that I’d be in a relationship with someone who didn’t share my values.
That’s when I started getting messages on Tinder.
“Oh you’re a really nice guy, you’re funny and you’re kind,” one woman told me.
I thought, I’ll be good.
It was like a dream come true.
But as the years went on, my Tinder matches started to become less and less interesting.
By age 33, I was getting texts from people who seemed to be dating me, not me.
The more I read about them, the more I realized I was a target.
And as I continued to go to college, I discovered that I had to be better.
I learned that it’s not enough to just be nice to people on Tinder, you have to also have a positive outlook and be genuine about it.
So, when my friend and I had the opportunity to be roommates, we decided to make a plan to meet online to work on our dating and romantic skills.
The first thing we did was find a partner online.
After meeting, we quickly became friends and became best friends.
It wasn’t long before I found out my friends were actually dating me.
And my date was one of the people I had met online.
It started to make sense.
And when it came time to propose, we said yes.
The next step was to get a ring.
But when we got there, there was no ring.
We couldn’t even open the door.
So I gave her the ring.
She immediately took it and put it on her finger.
She took the ring off and gave it back.
So it was an awkward moment, but we were finally together.
We didn’t say goodbye, but our hearts were in the right place.
The ring was on my finger and it felt great to have it on my person.
When I first found out that I was single, I had some fears.
But, I didn’t really know what to expect.
The fact that I am a person who loves to be with people and wants to be happy, it just seemed natural.
I knew it was the right thing to do, and I was happy.
Now that I’m in my thirties, I can say that I know I’ve made the right choice.
If you want to know how to make the right decision, check out our guide to finding a long-term relationship.