Dating is pretty much the most hilarious thing ever. If you're lucky enough to have a wonderful and serious boyfriend, then congrats. You have definitely won the lottery and should thank your lucky stars every day of your life. Otherwise, you're single and dating, and probably feeling like things are pretty frustrating and awkward. Going on first dates is nothing short of horrible most of the time, and no matter how hard you try to stay positive and keep going, that never really seems to change. Your best friends are all in the same boat and none of you can really figure out why it's so hard to meet someone that you actually care about. It shouldn't really be this difficult and yet here you are. Here are 15 memes about dating that will make you laugh until you cry... which is pretty much how you feel about this whole trying to find love thing.
You know those jokes about being single and sitting at home watching Netflix and eating pizza on the weekends? This meme is pretty much that joke in a different form. And you definitely love it... but want to cry at how true it is. You would definitely love to spend a Saturday night eating pizza with your new boyfriend. You really would. But sadly, that's just not happening in your life, and there you are, sitting alone once again. You don't really hate it that much because while you do want to find love, you love your life and you're trying your best to enjoy every day. But if you think about it too much, you get kind of depressed... which is why you try not to think about it. The next time you order a cheese pizza and it's the weekend and you're once again reminded of how single you are, you're going to think about this meme and try your best to laugh rather than cry (although you might want to do both).
It's crazy how many people out there don't realize why they don't have girlfriends. They don't get that they don't talk on first dates, they make you feel bad because they act like they don't like what you're saying or they don't agree with you, and they're generally not really boyfriend material. So you love this hilarious meme since it proves that this is a real thing and it's totally true. You want to tell these guys that if they would stop complaining about how women are the reason why they're on their own, they just might find a girlfriend of their own someday soon. But if they keep blaming other people instead of working on themselves, trying to become better people, and trying to meet women that they actually get along with, they're never going to change their single situation. They're just not going to. This is one of those situations where you're laughing because it's funny but you really do want to cry because this shouldn't be happening.
You love this meme because you can totally and completely relate to it. You really don't know why you're still single. You really do think that you're a cool person. After all, it's not like you're some total loser who can't function in society. You have friends that you love and always try to be there for. You have a great family who you love spending time with. You have a career that gives you tons of happiness and satisfaction, you have a real personality, you're funny, and you have a ton of quirks that make you who you are. So when people ask you why you don't have a boyfriend, you pretty much want to copy this young girl's pose and throw your hands up, shrugging. You really don't think there is anything wrong with you and that there is a real reason why you're still on your own. It's just a sad fact of your life that will hopefully change for the better as soon as possible. That's what you keep telling yourself, at least.
There isn't a person out there who doesn't totally loathe online dating. If you love online dating, you're crazy or lying or both. Probably both. Sure, you might have times when you like the convenience and how easy it is, and how you have access to tons of people around your age range who live in your city or town. If you never meet people in your normal life, then this is pretty much the best thing ever since you want to date and you don't want to sit at home alone all the time. This meme is amazing because it proves that once you start online dating, you wish you could meet someone in person. You know, the old-school way. The way that doesn't seem to happen anymore. You also know that online dating is only the first step and that you have to actually leave your house and meet people in person on a regular basis. Otherwise, you're not dating, you're basically just sitting at home and pretending.
Back in the old days, when you were first starting to online date, you probably thought that this meme was not totally sarcastic but actually for real. You thought you could get dates fast, you thought you would have a lot of good first dates, and you figured it wouldn't be too hard to find someone to seriously date. Why not? You wanted to be positive and optimistic and you wanted to fall in love. You couldn't imagine why this would possibly take a long time. Now that you're more experienced, you can relate to this meme and it makes you want to laugh until you cry. You can't believe how long it takes to find love online. You message people who don't answer. You don't answer people's messages because they seem crazy or weird or just not your type. You chat with guys who have no interest in meeting you or anyone else in real life, you get canceled on, you generally are in a horrible mood and have stopped believing that you will ever meet anyone. Yeah, you really enjoy online dating. Not.
Okay, so this meme is pretty hilarious and adorable since it is basically about dogfishing (you know, the dog version of catfishing). You're laughing until you cry and sob, though, because you have probably been Catfished at least once. Thanks to the documentary and MTV series Catfish, you're pretty much always expecting for this to happen to you. You're never sure if the guy is going to look the same in person as he did in his profile pictures. You're wondering if he's lying about having a job and if he's really unemployed and living in his mom's basement. You think it's crazy that this has even become a thing but this is just the way that it goes when you're dating in the modern era. So sure, you think this is funny, but you also don't because it's just so serious. Can someone sweep you off your feet already?!
You don't hate everyone. You really don't. But based on your bad history of first dates, you think this is pretty much the way that it goes for you. You feel like you're grasping at straws when it comes to the people that you have met so far in your dating life. You go on boring date after boring date and nothing ever seems to change or get better. You're an eternal optimist so you keep going on as many first dates as you possibly can, hoping that you meet someone that you actually like. You're not super sure that this is possible because so far, it's just not happening. Your best friends think you are too picky, your mom cries every time she thinks about not having grandchildren, and you don't know why it feels like you have so many rules and deal breakers. But you just can't seem to force yourself to like someone that you don't.
Okay, so this is a pretty hilarious meme since you know that thinking that you are 100 percent perfect is pretty crazy. You totally get that you have flaws, that you're nothing even close to perfect, and that not every guy that you go on a first date with will want to see you again. You get that... but only in theory. Because really, you never know why certain guys don't text you after the date. You usually think that they want to see you again because, well, why wouldn't they? You think you're a catch and you just don't think that you're wrong. You're cute, smart, funny, sweet, friendly, warm... and a million other positive adjectives. You really are. You've gone on second dates before and you've had relationships, so you have tons of evidence to suggest that you are worth dating and even girlfriend material. Oh man. Dating is so weird.
If you've been single for a while, you've probably gotten pretty used to it. You might not even think of yourself this way. You're just, well, you. You happen to be single and without a boyfriend, but this is your normal and it's all okay. Well, at least that's what you keep telling yourself... You sometimes don't even care that you're not in a relationship but then, of course, your mom or well-meaning family member reminds you. Oh yeah. You're single. Okay, thanks. You've been single for so long, though, that the idea of settling is enough to make you want to go crazy, and you've realized that you have to be somewhat picky if you want to end up happy. You can't date any person that you meet or are introduced to. You just can't. So you end up having high standards and you get a lot of flak from your friends and family members for that fact. But hey, you're the one who's going to be super happy and in love one day, so you don't care.
This is pretty much the greatest dating meme ever since it proves just how low the bar has been set in terms of what makes someone boyfriend or girlfriend material. You are definitely good at cuddling your pillow, you definitely have a Netflix account, and you know how to text. Yup. You are totally going to make some guy super happy and you are going to be everything that he has ever asked for. You just know it. Okay, so of course you know that you have more to offer than cuddling, Netflix and answering texts messages, but that's why this meme is so totally and completely hilarious. You have often joked with your friends about setting the bar low about the kind of people that you want to date and you have said that you just want a guy who has a job, his own apartment, and who can shower on a regular basis. You know, super difficult to find (but it can be which is why this is so funny it makes you want to cry).
You love this meme because this definitely sums up your usual train of thought: why don't you have a boyfriend when everyone else seems to?! Sometimes it seems like everyone you know is happy and in love and part of a couple, from your coworkers to distant cousins to your very nearest and dearest friends. You just don't know why it's taking so long for you to meet the love of your life (or even just the love of your next six months, you're not that picky). It would be awesome to meet him sooner rather than later but since that doesn't seem to be happening, you guess you'll keep wondering where he is and what's possibility taking so long. You're not really sure what else to do. You want to stay hopeful because you know that not having hope is pretty much the same as giving up and that's not really in the cards for you. But you don't want to be so hopeful that you seem kind of cheesy and ridiculous. The struggle is real.
Even though you're single and supposedly dating, that doesn't always mean that you're going on dates on a regular basis. Nope. Oh, how you wish that was the case. But there's this thing called dates being canceled and that happens to you quite a bit. Fun. You also have periods where you chat with lots of people online and on apps but can't find anyone that you would be even remotely interested in meeting in person, and sometimes you just can't face giving up another Saturday night to sit in front of a stranger and have nothing to talk about. Yup, it's exactly as enjoyable as it sounds. So instead, you realize that you have absolutely no love life to speak of, and sometimes it's like no matter how hard you try to change that fact, there's literally nothing you can do. This is your life. This is your single life, you should say. And this meme is equally funny and sad because you can relate to it just so much.
You were just laughing about being home alone on a weekend evening eating pizza and lamenting why you're still single... and so this meme totally hits close to home (pun intended). After all, you definitely have to get out of your pajamas every once in a while and try meeting other human beings out there in the real, actual world. You really do. If you don't ever go on dates or even go places where you think that other single guys your age are going to be, then you will be totally alone forever. How could you not be? It's not like your Prince Charming is going to appear in front of your very eyes and you just did absolutely noting to make that happen. Sorry but no matter how much you hate this, magic just doesn't exist. So the next time that you wish you could stay home instead of going on another first date, remember this meme and remember that you should definitely go.
When you say that you're "dating" you're usually saying that you're using some apps... and swiping left, right, and chatting with people. You may not even be going on any physical dates because, well, those don't always happen. People don't always want to meet you and that's totally fine. It's okay. You don't appeal to everyone and, oh yeah, there's that thing about how people hide behind online dating profiles and don't even want to meet anyone in person. Online dating is enough for them. Oh yeah. That kind of sucks. But no matter how much using apps and sites to date can suck, it can also provide lots of humor, and that's how you feel about this meme. You always get excited when you get a match, whether you end up talking to this person or even meeting them or not. You just think it's cool every single time.
This meme is so completely amazing, you can't even handle it. You can really relate to it and it's like you have been waiting for this exact meme your entire dating career. You hate going on dates because, well, they usually are anything but fun. You don't enjoy yourself, you can't always be yourself, and you're usually more bored than you want to admit. You love going on dates because sometimes you get so sick of being on your own, you would rather get out there and try your best to find love. Anything beats another evening of Netflix and pizza, no matter how much you usually enjoy those nights. Yeah, you love and hate dating, and you don't think that's confusing. Nope, you think it makes total and complete sense, because if you're single and going on dates, you find it both fun and the worst thing ever. So the next time you have regrets about going on another bad date, remember this meme, and all the other ones on this list. They just might make you feel better.