Going on a first date can feel like standing on the edge of a tall building. Your knees get wobbly, your palms moisten with sweat, and you feel your lunch rising inside your stomach. Actually it’s worse than standing on the edge of a building, because you can’t just back away from the edge. You have to plunge into the unknown of someone else’s psyche, and it’s terrifying. What if they ask terrible questions, or worse, don’t ask any questions, or even worse, won’t stop talking for the entire date? Anyone who’s dated has likely experienced all three.
The prospect of going on a first date can be enough to keep you single for a long time. And you’d be in good company if you choose to do so. Some of the best internet content comes from toiling alone in one’s room, transforming sadness into epic memery for fellow loners to enjoy.