When you're a single millennial looking for love, dating can be a struggle. So what does one do when the quest for love has only led you down a road of frustration, disappointment, and well, breadcrumbing? Turn to people for advice, of course. The funny thing about dating advice is so many people like to shell it out, a lot of people like to ask for it, and yet many don't end up taking it. In fact, Match's seventh annual Singles in America survey found that 65 percent of singles don't actually find dating advice useful.
Throughout the years, I've definitely received my fair share of love advice. Some have been good and others horribly bad, and then there's the advice that makes me roll my eyes. If you've been single for a while, you know what I'm talking about. According to the survey of over 5,500 singles across the country, ages 18-70+, these are the three most hated dating advice clichés they get:
- 1. "You've got to put yourself out there." - 37%
- 2. "Don't be so picky." - 36%
- 3. "It will happen when you least expect it." - 32%
Personally I can't decide which of these three bother me the most. At the same time, it's not that these aren't good pieces advice. They're just never what someone frustrated with their love life situation, or lack thereof, ever wants to hear — especially when they feel like they're putting themselves out there or being more open-minded. Regardless, everyone could use some advice sometimes. So here's where single men and women are getting their dating advice today, according to the survey: