Honestly though apps like Tinder and Hinge feel like such a chore. I’ve had hookups, dates and flings from them in the past. But I feel like over lockdown not using it just to hook up (just using it to chat atm) or when I’m drunk, has kind of exposed how shit and actually, odd, these apps are to me. I match with someone and they are either rude af, or send one word replies (which after like 3 close-ended replied I’m out, not got the time for that shit) or if we do gel, I just feel like it’s such an effort to keep...messaging? It’s so hard to find someone who’s your type too. I don’t know, I just feel like...especially under normal circumstances, I wish it could be easier for LGBT people to find dates. Like, my Mum is always ‘why don’t you go get a boyfriend’ and I’m like, if I see a man on the street or in a club, how can I actually tell he’s gay, you know what I mean? What if he turns out to be a straight homophobe the minute I even begin to flirt. What is odd though in normal circumstances, I seem to find a guy who I get along with/hookup with in clubs when I’m drunk, in person. I don’t know, maybe I need to change my attitudes around it abit? Moreso from, dating when sober is impossible, to dating is actually very possible. I have dated when sober, just not nowhere near as much. I think maybe since doing inner work and gaining some perspective over lockdown, maybe I’m becoming this fed up with these apps because deep down I’m ready for a proper relationship for the first time?