1. “Everything happens for a reason.”
You’re old enough to know the truth now: nope. It doesn’t. There really isn’t a master plan; sometimes you have bad luck, and sometimes you make bad choices, but at least your life is yours to master. You don’t deserve that bad partner because you did something wrong when you were twelve. Promise.
2. “Online dating is for geeks and losers.”
Uh, no. Where have you been for the past ten years? I actually adore the OkCupid algorithm and find it pretty accurate, assuming people are being honest when they answer those questions. My husband and I met on there with a 99% match, and I have not only made great friends, but even found a roommate, all thanks to OKC. I’m a little more suspicious of Tinder, though.