Depression, Kris K. Kepler, Kris K. K. Aria discussed on Does This Happen to You

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Does he really think I have nothing better to do on a Thursday night? Then sit in traffic on the four zero five. When am I supposed to sleep? Depression there are two types of depression associated with online dating while over forty. The first one is a reaction to the reality that these losers aren't interested in you either and by extension the reality that yeah you really might die alone. Sadness and regret predominate. This type of depression. You worry about the cost of home healthcare workers. And whether you'll be lonely when you outlive all your friends and pets. Is it ethical to get a pet when I'm eighty you wonder? What if they outlive me? You worry that everything was supposed to be completely fucking different and somehow inexplicably. It isn't this. Phase may be made easier bulloch knowledge that in the end. We all die alone married or not. The second type of depression is more subtle and more private. It is your quiet preparation for being single forever. You Make Your Sofa even more comfortable and subscribed to Amazon Prime Netflix. And Hulu while still keeping your cable see you can watch Bravo because fuck it. There is no one to impress and there never will be you. Buy A box of Ocho chocolate peanut butter bars and allow yourself one every night you eat carbs in public you go to bed at nine. Acceptance reaching this stage of dating online after forty is a gift. This phase is marked by a calm sense of withdrawal. It is peaceful you delete the APP. You buy some herbs for Your Garden and spend all day Sunday planting them talking to the dog and making a huge pot of Spaghetti with plain tomato sauce. You talk to your favorite cousin on the phone and laugh and realize wait a second. I'm happy you regain your dignity and grace you limit your social interaction to people you actually like and come to the realization that brunch food is awful and always has been but to get to this place you had to go through all the stages of online dating there are no shortcuts to coping with this deeply personal and unique experience. Thanks so much for listening. If you enjoyed the story let me know and share it with your friends. Follow me at Kris K. K. Aria on twitter or Kris K. Kepler on facebook or check out my website. Www dot Chris kepler dot com..

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