Emily Listfield, Co-founder of Jyst, the anonymous relationship advice app on iTunes; CEO/Inflection Media; author of seven novels; mostly amused observer; mom; CitiBike fan.
Everyone says dating is numbers game, right? Meet enough people and you’re sure to find The One. But racking up numbers is a sure way to end up with Tinder Burn Out. Here’s how to know when to give it a rest:
You can’t remember if someone looks familiar because their face keeps popping up in your feed or if you went on a date with them last year
You are considering a Tinder Date with someone who lives a continent away, because, well, the closer pool is kinda lame
You check your phone when the cat wakes you up at 3 a.m. and briefly consider answering three randos
You see your boss on Tinder. And you actually think about it.
You go on four dates and really like them, but keep swiping anyway because your Tinder-addicted friends have convinced you that courtship is dead. Step away from the phone. Because, seriously, isn’t the whole point to get off it to begin with?
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS