INFERNO — Dating is exhausting. Anyone who has done it or is doing it can attest to this.
Sure, it can be fun and I enjoy getting to know people, but personally I'm happy I don't have to do it anymore.
There is a level of anxiety to it as you're trying to find that special someone; that person you're willing to spend the rest of your life with; the one you will share everything with from money to the stomach flu and beyond. It's a lot of pressure and a lot of swings and misses.
I know this is a glass-half-empty approach, but a friend once told me that every date you go on with someone you don't marry is money you're wasting on someone else's spouse. It was a harsh sentiment, but also kind of accurate.
What I'm getting at is dating is a lot of work, and when you finally find that person you are ready and excited to commit to it's an incredible moment — a moment you'll always remember and be forever grateful for. That's what makes this ad from Match.com so relatable, heart warming and aggravating.
In the ad, Satan is sitting on his throne of chaos when he gets a notification about a new match. They meet up and who is it? The year 2020.
The two were made for each other and it's sweet to see their love bloom.
When it works it just works, and I have to give it to Match.com; they delivered on their promises of connecting love. But it's also frustrating because it's now apparent we get to blame Match.com for all of this madness. If their algorithm wasn't so great we wouldn't be in this mess. Satan would still be watching eternity pass amongst his fire and brimstone and 2020 would just be another year.
I know you want to share this love story, Match, but maybe you need to be more careful about who you let connect. Because, sure, the prince of darkness and the year from purgatory may be blissfully happy, but at what cost to the rest of us?
The only thing to look forward to is hopefully Satan and 2020 are really this happy and he doesn't leave her for 2021. Because between you and me, 2021, you can do better.