A column from The Washington Post Monday blamed president-elect Donald Trump for ruining the author’s dating life.
In “Trump’s election stole my desire to look for a partner,” Stephanie Land wrote about how well her dating life was going back in August. By October, she had narrowed the field down to one man and “things were falling into place. A feast was laid out on the table, and it looked delicious.”
“But two weeks later, the election happened. Once it was clear that Donald Trump would be president instead of Hillary Clinton, I felt sick to my stomach,” she wrote. “I wanted to gather my children in bed with me and cling to them like we would if thunder and lightning were raging outside, with winds high enough that they power might go out. The world felt that precarious to me.”
Land said she even feared sending her children to school in “the big sky country of the red state where we live.” In the midst of this new spiraling depression, Land tried to turn to that hot guy. “But I couldn’t reach out to him anymore. He was too new, too unfamiliar,” she lamented.
“There is no room for dating in this place of grief. Dating means hope. I’ve lost that hope in seeing the words ‘President-elect Trump,’” she concludes.
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