This was so me when I was your age. But something happens (if you’re wise enough to pay attention to your body and mind speaking to you). You realize you’re alone. Loneliness is not fun. Loneliness is not a respecter of persons, and almost certainly presents itself at some of the most inopportune times. I started to realize if you act like you have it all together and don’t want any help, people will give you that life you want. In reality we all need someone in our lives that can be a rock. If it’s not a best friend, it could be spouse or partner, but sometimes it’s a complete stranger that comes along and saves the day.
It doesn’t matter where the support comes from, as long as it comes. I am thankful for you you were able to make the best of a shitty situation with the resources available to you. Your effort to use Tinder shows determination and ingenuity. It doesn’t matter what other people think, especially if thoughts don’t equate to action. Live life, make friends and causal acquaintances and always keep in mind that people will come into your life for different reasons and in different seasons. Practice being the supportive person you want to have in your corner in your time of need, and allow people to bless you with support when you need it. You don’t have to do it all. You DESERVE to be cared for and supported.