And suddenly, with one order of nachos, your Tinder love affair was over.True story: people actually use Tinder to respectably “meet up for drinks after work.” And if things are going well, they may even get tacos!Brooke Viggiano is a Houston writer who has been through ALL of this.The number of ways to get sauce all over your face knows no bounds. Always have a backup plan (and an umbrella/bathing suit in your car). Does your date keep their apartment stocked with beef jerky, water, and tequila? You thought it was going to be just you two, but Mackenzie just broke up with that guy she was seeing and your date felt so bad so she couldn’t not invite her to happy hour.
And by it, we mean your doomed relationship if you went to opposing schools. Meaning you won’t find any “missed connections” on the light rail.
Most people are here for work, so be prepared to get your heart broken when your new girlfriend takes a two-year expat assignment in Germany. Unless you’re dating one of the 22-year-olds teetering in stilettos at turtle races, your date is probably not dressing up. Sticky ribs, massive chicken-fried steaks, sloppy burgers, hot-as-hell curries. It was nice out when you left the house, but by the time you made it to your picnic in the park the sky looked like the coming of the Apocalypse.