It’s crazy to think that I’ve been single for the past four years. With failed attempts on dating apps and never meeting anyone in person, I’ve felt like I’ll never meet anyone. Of course, people say, “You’re only 22,” but I hoped I’d at least have a boyfriend by now.
In the last few weeks, I’ve had some strange things happen. Some of these things include meeting a very nice guy on an airplane, having someone that I haven’t seen in over four years message me out of nowhere, and a guy who I met on a dating app months ago apologizing for “ghosting” me. I rarely meet someone in person who I have a fate-like connection with, but when I met this guy on my flight, I thought it was fate. Unfortunately, he doesn’t live in Nashville though and I’ll probably never see him again, but I’ve been wondering, if you’ve never experienced fate, how do you know when it is fate?
According to Dictionary.com, fate is “that which is inevitably predetermined.” Does a higher force predetermine everything in our lives, or are there just particular moments that are predetermined? As the years have gone by, I see all my friends also suffering from the trends of “ghosting” and “hooking up.” In a world where everyone glues their eyes to their phones, how do we go from swiping based on looks to meeting “the one” at a random moment in time?
The first step that I’m taking is deleting all of my dating apps. I’m putting faith in my “year of yes” plan to put me in the right place at the right time. I’m putting myself and my happiness first. I’ll keep everyone up to date on my experiences, but I want to know, how do you put your trust in fate?