Are you better at dating now than you were as a teenager? The answer is no, not at all.

The future of dating is bright bleak. (via ThinkStock)

I always thought life would get better when I grew up. I'd be more mature, make better decisions, and be able to speak my mind. As a teenager, I remember dating being painfully difficult, and I couldn't wait to grow up and experience the sophisticated interactions of the Adult Dating World. Now that I'm (semi) all grown up, I've found that dating is exactly the same as it was when I was in 9th grade, back in 1999. Here is scientific proof based on extensive research completed inside my own brain.