Dating in 2020 is certainly different than dating in previous years because of… well, you know. Even so, there are some aspects of finding a mate that are universal. The yearning for a crush, endlessly swiping through Tinder, the worry over ghosting, the exuberance of finally being over an ex. Here is a collection of the best dating memes that reiterate the universality of finding love in recent times.
Love me but leave me alone
This meme is a quarantine vibe. Want to be loved? Of course. Want to be perceived? Much more doubtful.
Funny and true
Who among us can admit that we haven’t put up an Instagram story as crush bait?
instagram AIM away
my crush will
definitely reply to this
— Marc (@MarcSnetiker) June 27, 2020
Dating but make it funny
This hilarious meme flows neatly into a very sage tweet from Yoko Ono — but don’t clown for too long.
Clowning sometimes helps us forget the bitterness of life.
— Yoko Ono (@yokoono) February 27, 2020
Rock solid relationship advice
If you find yourself clowning (in other words, pining for someone who doesn’t really want you back) and can’t seem to stop yourself, @imdatfeminist will give you the tough love you need. Read her Mashable interview here.
when ur letting go of someone, instead of focusing on what ur ‘losing’ focus on what you’re gaining! peace of mind! u can sleep without stressing tf out about them all night! room for someone better, more compatible with u and more in love with u! let go. better people come.
— Halima 🧞♀️ (@imdatfeminist) August 11, 2020
Keep growing as a person
On that note, know your worth!
i am too old to keep dating guys who tell me they don’t want to be my boyfriend. it’s about time i start dating guys who tell me they don’t want to be my husband.
— Dana Donnelly (@danadonly) August 7, 2019
Can a tweet become law?
This should be a societal rule, in my opinion:
I think all the guys you’ve had sex with in the past year should have to help you move
— Rachel Sennott (@Rachel_Sennott) July 31, 2020
This dating app is haunted
While everyone detests ghosting, sometimes you, dear reader, are the ghost. At least when it comes to dating during a pandemic, there are a multitude of reasons why — including questioning your own personhood!
sorry i ghosted you, i’m not sure if i even exist anymore
— Alissa Violet (@AlissaViolet) August 6, 2020
The forecast calls for freedom
Forget blocking them on social media, this is the true sign that you’re over a long-distance ex:
i deleted your city off of my weather app
— katkouta ⵣ (@kabeylia_) June 19, 2020
At least you’re not dating that guy
Still, even if you are single, you can’t help but eye roll at Instagram captions calling one’s boyfriend a “goof”:
girls posting their ugly boyfriends like “what would I do without this goof” girl you would thrive that’s what you would do
— Abby Govindan (@abbygov) May 23, 2020
They all have that one friend
If you do happen to find a partner, then you have to deal with their friends. This funny video is scarily accurate:
The goal to end all goals
Isn’t this what we all want, in the end?
A crush so big you’re texting the tertiary friends about it
— Allison O’Conor (@allisonoconor) August 11, 2020
Just a really nice post to remember when dating has you down
And finally, a dash of hope for the lonely hearts who need it: