At the end of 2017, after hurtling full-speed out of a seven-year-long relationship, I became a single adult for the first time in my life. Both electrified and mildly overwhelmed by the newfound liberation, I decided to get organized and make myself a catalog of singlehood goals-a sort of dating bucket list of all the things I wanted to try out but had never been able to while cooped up in the high tower of long-term heterosexual monogamy.
Immediately topping my list were two desires: 1) Try dating apps, and 2) Explore dating women. I’d been curious about the former ever since their invention and curious about the latter ever since, well, forever. At some point, I’d acquired the knowledge that Bumble was one of the least sketchy dating apps on the market. So one day in January, I set up my first-ever dating profile and set it to “searching for women.”
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I must have been low-key fantasizing about singledom for a while because I knew immediately what photos I’d choose in order to put my best foot forward in the dating world of Los Angeles. I put together a collection of sultry selfies and other pics I’d recently taken before nights out when my makeup look snatched and suggested a subtle come-hither attitude-glowy skin, smoky eyes, and glossy, plump lips, all accompanied by form-fitting ensembles and pouty expressions. I knew the images were a little thirst-trappy, but hey, that was sort of the idea, right? I wanted the ladies of L.A. to know I was on my best game. These were the photos I felt represented that.
For years, I’d theorized about what “type” of woman I was most attracted to, though I had never gotten to test the waters IRL.