It’s Not You, It’s Dating Culture

Shani Silver
7 min readSep 8, 2023

You can’t be good at something bad.

Photo by Shani Silver

If you’ve ever felt alone, as though the horrors of dating culture are happening to you and only you, I hope what follows helps you feel better. It is intended to.

The most common trait among all the singles I hear from shouldn’t surprise me, but it does. It isn’t that we all have the desire for partnership — it’s the feeling that no matter…