(Gentle reminder that "lame" used in that way is ableist, and an ask for other wording instead, like maybe that you just don't like it. Thanks. <3)
You know, as someone old enough to have been dating long before apps and social media, I wouldn't say it was simpler before, especially as a queer person. If anything, given how small queer communities can be, I think that this has made it easier, but that's just my two cents.
You certainly don't have to date that way (with apps and social), but with the pandemic, meeting people in person is not going to be a very workable plan at the moment. Of course, if you don't want to date at all, it's not like you have to. I'd say that if you don't feel a real desire to, particularly given that dating at this point in time is extra-extra challenging, I don't see why you would. It's one of those things like sex or eating, where if you don't have an earnest desire, if you're not hungry for it, pursuing it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Besides the fact that others are in sexual or romantic relationships, is that something you want for yourself, for your own reasons and motivations?
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