There are so many annoying things about dating. From unsolicited d*ck pics to breadcrumbing, the process of finding a partner can feel like a long and winding road for anyone who dabbles in online dating. With Valentine's Day swiftly approaching, it's easy to get bummed out about your relationship status (unless you're happily in love, in which case ugh). But those of you bold enough to voice your romantic woes aloud know there's one thing that makes being single especially unbearable: constantly receiving dating advice from your friends and family.
For their annual Singles in America study, Match asked over 5,500 single folks across the country, ages 18-70+, for their opinions on all things dating and sex, and there was one particularly surprising thing that a majority of Millennials agreed on. A whopping 65 percent of singles said they think dating advice isn't useful. When it's coming from a trusted source who A) knows the whole story and B) has your best interests at heart, of course there's no harm in listening to the advice and then evaluating whether or not to take it to heart. But otherwise, it can be super frustrating to repeatedly hear the same tired clichés, especially when the person giving you 'helpful dating tips' isn't someone you really know and trust.