You are not helping by pretending you can do it if you can’t, Katie.
Katie is a doctoral student in English and education at the University of Michigan. She loves the New York Times crossword puzzle, advice columns, oceans, and dogs of all kinds.
Moral courage and curiosity means listening to yourself: where did this idea come from? Why am I moved to defend it?
It is so hard, in the midst of it, to see online dating as anything other than a means to an end—but it became much more palatable for me once I began to understand it as a life stage in its own right.