I do not understand this modern dating culture of “playing it cool” and not wanting to initiate a conversation out of fear of looking “desperate”. Surely potential relationships are based on a mutual attraction and LIKING of each other and desire to spend time together and talk to each other? This concept of “desperation” should really just translate to being upfront and a display of strength and decisiveness rather than succumbing to the paranoia that surrounds people’s new inability to just be like “yo, I like your face and I hope you like mine too”. It would be great to be respected and appreciated for cutting the bullshit rather than trying to play the game of who can pretend they care less, because this makes 0 sense to me, thank you.
I miss actively having romantic feelings for someone and loving and caring and showering someone with affection to show them their worth and how brilliant they really are and investing large portions of my time into making them happy but it’s been a while and I have all this love to give with no one to give it to