Roz and Tinder
I’ll be honest. One of my reasons for going on a diet was to feel better in my body and finally do something about my perpetual single status. While low self-esteem is probably the actual reason I’m still single, losing weight has made me feel like dating again.
I’m sure shows like Frasier have also contributed to this notion that I can’t date unless I fit into my old skinny jeans. While Niles still loved Daphne when she “gained weight”, he fell in love with thin Daphne. Meanwhile, Frasier gets to date a seemingly endless parade of beautiful women (fuck you, Frasier).
While Frasier would have been horrified by Tinder-like apps, I think Roz would have loved them. So I’m going to try to be more of a Roz, who would have just had fun with it. Also, she’s pretty awesome. And if I get rejected by a string of amateur photographers and DJs, I’ll do my best to remind myself it was probably because of my terrible personality and not my weight. (Just kidding?)
I plan to line up some dates and actually go on them in the next little while. I’ll try to keep you updated if it’s not too soul crushing to write about. And if it doesn’t work out, there’s this:
Has anyone else let their weight get in the way of dating? Or gotten back out there after losing a few pounds? Please share your experiences. I’m listening.