So, I deleted all of my apps for six months when I was 26, and enjoyed the idea of meeting people in the real world.After a while, though, I felt like I was ready to dive back in.

Lately, though, I’ve found myself pulling away from the apps without the frantic feeling of needing to delete them — and it’s likely got something to do with where I am in my life.

I still really want to meet someone, but that goal isn’t a priority at the moment.

It’s not so easy to resist a charming farmer and let him taste the milk for free. a preview of what he will get when he buys the cow AND it shouldn’t be right away.

Once a month, I find myself going through a similar cycle.

It’s a difficult question, particularly for those of us in the casual dating world.

I’ve also said that those kind of friends are not for the faint of heart and it can get complicated. Well, feelings develop on one side perhaps, or worse, the farmer gets so used to the sweet milk that he gets for free that he doesn’t bother buying the cow because the cow is giving it for free …

So I, of course, get overwhelmed — which leads to me just setting the whole thing on fire and deleting my apps.

And these patterns never make me feel all that great.

To say I burned out epically would be an understatement.