However, after dozens and dozens of dates and hundreds of right swipes that have amounted to nothing, I’ve been able to put a label on just about every single one.
I’ve boiled them down to six main categories:
1. The Ex
When one relationship ends, it’s so easy to look back at a previous ex and question why that relationship didn’t work out either.
Call it delusion or curiosity, but it always seems like a logical first step when you’re single.
So, if you’re both single, why not give it another whirl?
It’s comfortable. It’s fun.
It’s your opportunity to double-check he’s really not the one who got away.
When my high school sweetheart found out that my recent ex and I had ended things, he came back into my life the same way he left it: like a tornado, leaving a path of destruction in his wake.
Without getting into details for his sake (and his girlfriend’s, whoops), the verdict was we broke up for a reason.
That’s always a validating feeling.
In the words of my inner spirit animal, Taylor Swift, we are never, ever getting back together. Like, ever.
But hey, like I said, it can’t hurt to double check.