Dating Life As Told By The Simpsons
Like most children of the nineties, I learnt most of life’s important lessons through watching The Simpsons eg. family life can be dysfunctional and the permanency of death (RIP Maud Flanders). So it is only natural that The Simpsons have helped me shed some light on the experience of dating in 2017.
Scrolling through a questionable patch of profiles: topless gym selfie, topless gym selfie, topless gym selfie...
Until you find a fit guy that doesn’t have a topless gym selfie
And doesn’t even mention the gym in his interests
Then you deliberate painfully over the right opening line in order to seem funny, yet sexy and light-hearted, with a shade of mystery...
Feeling yourself in your go-to first date outfit
Followed by that awkward first face to face meeting. Do you hug? Handshake? Oh God I don’t know
Or worse, having your first face to face meeting and realising you have been catfished through Insta-filters
Wishing that you had practiced some conversation starters like your Mum suggested
Listening to Gap Yah stories in South America, because, you know, South East Asia has gotten far too touristy now
Assuming that you look like this when you eat
But obvs the reality...
Re-enacting the whole date to your friends once home
The you develop the dreaded 'Ick'
But your friends try to change your mind as they desperately want to get you cuffed
Sometimes you may feel as if you are going round in circles
Until you find out that Badoo does verified pictures, video chats and lets you search for guys you actually fancy
Sometimes online dating may seem hopeless- random scrolling, awkward chat and dreaded catfishing. But with features like lookalikes, video chat and verified pics, Badoo might just help you find the Burns to your Smithers…