It's easy to lose sight of what's important in a relationship.
The San Francisco dating scene is truly bizarre, which is why I've blogged about my experiences dating here a few times.
It is human nature to seek connection, and we should all feel we have the tools we need to find each other.
The reality is that we must hold two truths: Most people today are using online dating platforms to find these connections and the prevalence of gender-based violence is real.
I'm approaching 30, and I've been dating him for over half a decade. And even after all the progress we've made in the name of women's independence, I'm still shamed for it.