Sex & Dating

Match's 'Singles Greetings Cards' Are New, Most Depressing Part of Being Single

I'm 35, single, and have never had my own holiday card.

That's cool. I mean, getting to be part of my mom and stepfather's holiday postcard featuring collaged photos of them and their Brady Bunched "children" -- my middle-aged stepbrothers (and wives and kids), my 37-year-old sister (and husband and kids), and a random headshot of yours truly -- has been super-fun. But I gotta wonder, isn't there a holiday card for single folks like me?

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Dating ADD: How choice is keeping you single

By Nicole Caldwell for Thrillist

You’re entrenched in the dating pool, regularly visit multiple dating apps, and have lost count of all your first dates. So how come you’re still going stag to friends’ weddings?

The answer may surprise you: you actually, inexplicably, have too many options.

The singles scene is oversaturated by millions of swipeable singles and an endless barrage of happy hours or coffee dates. The options for romantic prospects are overwhelming -- and the cruel irony of choice is that too much of it hamstrings our ability to actually make one.