Online dating in tuscaloosa

16 Aug

My favorite music is top 40 and I love Disney movies. I work as a Waitress and it sucks but I seem to lack the experience for any other jobs .

In the mean time I'll try to stay positive and have a ...

There’s a knock at my door; it’s a delivery man with the Mexican food I ordered an hour ago. I’m wearing my favorite muumuu, the one I’ve had forever, with the faded pink rabbit and the word Friendship printed across the top.

He hands me the bag ever so carefully, holding its weight from the bottom. I unpack my order: green chile enchiladas, tortilla soup, an appetizer sampler, some churros drizzled in dulce de leche, and, finally, three plastic forks. It is only then that I realize that I ordered enough food for a small party. Last August I moved from Los Angeles to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for graduate school.

We’ve all heard horror stories about online dating, most of them the warnings of our tech-wary mothers, and we’ve all made our fair share of snarky comments about apps like Tinder. I too resisted Tinder from the get-go, but out of curiosity found myself downloading the app and consequently spending hours swiping away through hundreds of Tuscaloosa’s most eligible bachelors.

There was also this: I was a bit afraid of going back to school at 30, having had a tough time attempting to assimilate back in my undergrad years.

I attended a competitive private university and had spent all four years feeling like I wasn’t supposed to be there because I was from a low-income background, first in my family to graduate from high school, Latina, and extremely overweight.

First comes the profile, then comes marriage, then comes an embarrassing story to tell your future grandchildren.

Thankfully, Tinder is linked to Facebook, which removes the hurdle of coming up with the perfect username to encompass the entirety of your totally desirable personality.