Texting also gives us the freedom to interpret language as we so desire, which often leads to serious miscommunication.
There’s no tone, no visible emotion and no telling what a wink face truly means.
That comes from brain imaging and other studies of the effects of compulsive overeating on pleasure centers in the brain.
Experiments in animals and humans show that, for some people, the same reward and pleasure centers of the brain that are triggered by addictive drugs like cocaine and heroin are also activated by food, especially highly palatable foods.
This particular date was full of awkward silences, even though our text banter was fantastic.
It’s those pictures where the light catches you just right, your good side is in full focus, everything comes together in that magical moment that makes you think, “Wow! Of course we’re going to choose the best photos of ourselves. It doesn’t matter if the changes are good or bad; that’s all subjective.
If you’re presenting yourself in one light and appear in the flesh in another, you’ve started off on the wrong foot.
The only way one can get out of that shame spiral is to keep swiping “yes” until successfully matching with someone else. The odds were in my favor when I used my arsenal of dating apps.
I quickly lost sight of the purpose of dating apps which was to increase the possibilities of finding someone who I could forge a serious connection with and give me a reason to never look at Tinder again.