Hooking Up Online Has Never Been Easier, But What’s The Stigma?

By Patrick Banks

Posted 7 years agoSEX

It’s no secret that the 20 something generation is inadequate when it comes to romantic relationships. And I can’t say whether I’m for or against this new hook-up culture. Let’s examine them both.

Being in a relationship has its benefits. You have someone to talk with and support you, someone who’s there for you, and regular sex. But there are strings attached.: There’s drama, fights, jealousy and possibly a broken heart. All of which will vary in intensity depending on your compatibility to your partner.

On the other hand, you have the sweet life of a single, You get to meet a bunch of new different people, go out a lot, and sleep around with whom ever you want to. Which in concept sounds really great. Unfortunately, it’s not that easy in real life.

Let’s say you met a girl at a party. She gave you her number. Sweet!

So you text her the next day:

You: „Hey, last night was crazy, right?!“

Her: „heyy, yeah it was amazing! that dude with the pink hat, so weird…“

You: „haha, he almost fell into the pool“

Her: „no way?! when? I didn’t even notice“

You: „around midnight, he was so wasted, could barely hold his balance“

Her: „omg, so crazy… what are you up to today?“

You: „not much, just hanging around. wanna grab a coffee some time?“

Her: Seen, 2:46pm

Happens all the time, even to the best of us! As Aziz Ansari put it „It’s like being a secretary for this really shoddy organization, scheduling the dumbest shit with the flakiest people ever“.

Depending on your charm, being single can be a real pain in the ass. Of course there’s tinder, hook-up sites and speed dating. But, as an average looking guy, those aren’t easy either.

So what should you choose?

To be honest, I just don’t know. Both sides can be living hell if executed the wrong way. You should test both. That way you won’t have to wonder what things would have been like otherwise.

Decide on what lifestyle you want to pursue and go crazy. But set yourself a deadline!

About the author Patrick Banks

Patrick is a Berlin-based dating advisor, motivational speaker, a huge fitness and vegan diet enthusiast and the main editor at Wingman Magazine, specialised in men's health. His ultimate goal is to share with men around the world his passion for self-development and to help them to become the greatest version of themselves. He believes a healthy body and successful social interactions are two main keys to happiness.

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