Dating in 2018 is not easy. Anyone who has ever tried a dating app, which is most of us these days, can certainly tell you this. The good news, though, is that 59% of Americans think that online dating is a good way to meet people, according to the Pew Research Center. With very little stigma left for online dating, millennials are spending 10 hours a week on dating apps, according to research published earlier this year. I mean, how else are we supposed to find love these days? I say this as someone who met her husband on Bumble… Seriously, IS there even another way to do it?
But along with the good of dating apps, there is also plenty of bad. Talking with girlfriends over brunch one day, I discovered that all of us have faced the same dating app struggles over and over again. From just the sheer amount of time that it takes to find someone you match with (seriously, 10 hours a week?!) to people that lie to issues with communication style, here are the 20 biggest struggles of using dating apps. And don’t worry: Despite all of these, online dating is still well worth it… Just maybe schedule in an extra vent session with your chicas once in a while.