The discovery that Tinder is the worst thing ever and everyone is lying to themselves The most horrifying experience in the modern world: moving from a loving, respectful relationship into the shark-infested waters of the Tinder world. You will repeatedly have to explain to people that actually, you’re okay being single for a bit Nope, don’t need to ‘get back out there’. Your friends will mysteriously turn into walking cliché machines ‘You’re so much better without him! You will go through a rollercoaster of hate and fond memories One minute, they are literally the worst person on the face of the earth. You’ll get weirdly philosophical about love and humankind Can love ever last? No matter how long you were in your relationship, suddenly making that jump from loved up and comfortable to the terrifying world of being newly single is difficult, scary, and just plain weird. So many pitying looks from friends/parents/co-workers I told you we broke up, not that I’m on the brink of death.
A weird desire to rebel and do all the things you couldn’t/didn’t do with your ex It doesn’t matter if you’re not that into Indian food.
Instagram will be filled with ‘look how much fun I’m having!! Facebook will become a battleground of obsessive stalking and passive aggressive profile photo changes. You will frequently have to reassure people that you’re not miserable Stop worrying, I promise I’m not hiding in my room and sobbing over being alone forever. Which will be ruined slightly by occasional unprompted crying I’m FINE, REALLY. But despite all that, the most important thing: you will feel true joy in knowing that you’re doing okay It was the right move to break-up, you’re doing alright on your own, and everything will be great again soon.