Dating Girl: ‘New Girl’ Sums Up My Dating App Experience

Oct 1st 2014 0 Comments

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by @KimberleeVDW

Last week’s “New Girl” resonated with me SO much that I knew I had to discuss it for Dating Girl. Jess, played by Zooey Deschanel, is trying to get back into the dating game but is having a hard time. She sees her roommate, Schmidt, doing really well with a dating app called “Dice” (made up for the show) and enlists his help.

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At first, Jess tries to go at it alone. She sets up her profile using her own lingo lol, which is a mistake. I honestly can’t keep up with all the abbreviations myself. Kids these days! The scene cuts to her in a creepy basement. “Schmidt, I Diced. Can you pick me up?”. This is everyone’s fear of meeting someone off-line in one vivid image (and honestly I related to that bit a little too much myself). Schmidt reluctantly agrees to help her after seeing her fail miserably.

Dating Girl Tip: Never go it alone!

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For all the single ladies unsure about the dating app world, I highly recommend watching Schmidt’s ‘lesson’. Yes, it’s for comedy. Yes, it’s fictionalized. But there was so much truth! It’s a numbers game. Swipe left, swipe right is all about instincts. It’s not based on anything tangible. As I’ve discussed in previous posts, if you’re looking for casual hook-ups or possibly just grabbing drinks with someone then the plethora of apps available to you are beneficial.

But for a girl like me and Jess who are looking for a meaningful connection with a potential mate, what do we do?

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Where do we go? The fact is, for me, only non-committal men are using these apps to find hook-ups. From Tinder to Hinge. The name changes, but the bottom line remains the same.

Where have you been successful meeting a great guy?

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Check out more from DATING GIRL & her adventures in New York City.

Kimberlee blogs about her love of fashion and beauty at I Have A Degree In This!. She’s lived in Midtown Manhattan for 8 years and has tried it all when it comes to dating. 

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