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I mean, I'd like to say we shouldn't use an almost tragedy to browbeat Eyman for being the shit heel who has contributed to and fostered the culture of defunding vital government services in this state...
But actually no we should do that because fuck Eyman.
I'd imagine all of your peers are in the same boat. Wanting to date just because you're lonely is kind of a poor reason to look for a potential life partner, though. Is there anything fun you do in your life that would benefit by having someone else involved? Maybe that's the angle you should take.
The downside to living with your parents is that it makes sexytimes very awkward, and saying "come to my place" means "and meet my parents," which some people don't react to well.
Hold on, I'm legitimately confused about this. Isn't being lonely the only reason to want to date? I mean if your shit is all straight and everything in your life is great then why do you need to add another person to it? I thought being lonely was like, the sole reason people look for partners.
A better way to put it might be, if you're lonely, don't expect dating to be the cure. It can make you feel good about yourself--and life in general--but there's no guarantee that Finding Someone is going to fix that feeling of loneliness that can sometimes feel like it encompasses your entire existence. That feeling is, in my experience, usually a sign of a deeper dissatisfaction with one's life that extends beyond simply "I have no one to curl up next to at night".
So, yeah, anyways, date if you're lonely. Go ahead with that, it's fine. Eggy's choice of words were poor. Just don't look at dating as a panacea for all your problems. It's not.