Dipping A Toe Back into the Dating Pool After Two Years

Alecia Kennedy
5 min readMar 17, 2024

Why don’t people show up online like they do in real life?

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“How do you like it?”

I gaze into the mirror and see a new me emerging from a long, self-imposed hibernation.

“It’s perfect.”

I have just had my hair cut and highlighted for the first time in nearly 2 years. My niece, who is in beauty…