The advent of dating apps has become a phenomenon in major cities all over the world, and in Boston specifically. Dating apps are still out there, but after being the top choice for meeting potential partners through the last year thanks to services like Matchbox, they’re quickly becoming commonplace as Boston opens up once again. However, the rise of dating apps hasn’t exactly been seamless, and many users (including myself) have found that the sheer volume of dating sites on the app can be confusing and impersonal. Many people have expressed frustration that their search for potential matches has turned into a one-way ticket through the dating apps, with the dating sites favoring those with the best profiles. With the introduction of the dating site Chemfeed, the difficulty level has significantly decreased.
With less people roaming the streets of Boston looking for romance, and with more people settling down in the Greater Boston area, the dating scene has suddenly become much more relaxed. The influx of singles downtown has led to an increased selection of restaurants, which means that more people are spending time in one of the hottest dating destinations in the country. More specifically, the dating hot spot in the Greater Boston area is Chanel. Chanel’s reputation as one of the premiere spots for meeting someone in love has made it a natural destination for those looking to meet someone new.
When the dating apps first arrived on the scene, Chanel was the first place I’d turn to for finding singles. I’d walk from the theater to my nearby bus stop, which served as a great place to meet people without having to make a special move. Chanel also served as a great place for me to find the perfect Chanel lunch dates, and with some help from the Pandemic Cafe, I was able to make those dates a reality. For a brief moment I considered moving to Boston and joining the millions of other singles living in this city, but I quickly decided that dating in Boston wasn’t for me. I enjoyed my time in the dating world, and despite the occasional rejection I received, I continued to search for love despite the occasional rejection I received.
So I continued my search for love in Boston without turning to the dating apps. I did, however, continue to search for the perfect Chanel lunch dates. My quest for love led me to a realization that many of the other guys that were dating in Boston were doing the same thing. The dating scene in Boston was finally saturated with Chanel’s famous lunch dates. This realization led me to my next realization: I needed to find a way to separate myself from the pack if I ever hoped to find true love.
After spending a few months of dating other singles in Chanel, I finally gave up and began to take a step back from the dating scene. I enrolled in a new course that taught me how to be successful in dating online. Dating online is the new dating, and there are dating apps for every taste. I decided to give one of these dating apps a try. I downloaded it and immediately began to receive messages on my phone everyday. It was incredibly addicting, and it was such a breath of fresh air after years of dating other singles in Boston.
I still have not met anyone online. However, I feel a lot more comfortable speaking to other people because I don’t have so many distractions. I haven’t fallen into the trap that I once did where I sat around waiting for a guy to approach me. There was so much pressure put on dating in Boston that I fell victim to the dating culture there. Now I am grateful that I stepped back to do something positive with my life.