Lifestyle Holidays & Occasions I Found Love in a Hopeless Place: My Seamless App "I Found Love in a Hopeless Place" is a celebration of love in all its forms, with one new essay appearing each day until Valentine's Day. By Jane Asher Jane Asher Jane Asher is a New York-based writer, editor, and social media manager covering all things beauty, fashion, and celebrity. She was previously the Assistant Social Media Editor at InStyle. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on February 4, 2017 @ 10:00AM Pin Share Tweet Email Photo: By Sage I have a long and complicated history with my Seamless App. We were the best of friends when I first moved to New York City after college. Three to four times a week I happily logged onto the app, found my sushi spot, Chinese place, Indian restaurant, Jewish deli, and ordered too much food for too high of a cost. The epitome of luxury for me was sprawling out on my couch, watching TV, and waiting to receive my fully-cooked meal. Sure, I cooked occasionally–pasta, a stir-fry, even the I'm-so-adult baked salmon–but being able to press a few buttons on my iPhone and have my ready-made food on my coffee table in a matter of half an hour? Priceless–or, $28 plus tip. If you live in New York, you know that cooking at home requires a real level of dedication. When I first moved to the city, the closest grocery story was a 20-minute uphill walk from my apartment. After schlepping out to buy ingredients, I'd come home to cook in my pint-sized galley-style kitchen. I realized early on that making a meal for one is a lot harder than it sounds. But, as is the case with all great love stories, after a few months of going hot and heavy, Seamless and I weren't really working anymore. Ordering the least amount of food possible to hit the minimum delivery fee took more time than I spent actually eating my meal. Plus, as you've likely guessed, my bank account couldn’t keep up with my addiction. I realized, with a heavy heart, that Seamless and I needed to part ways for just a while to give my credit card a break. (The timing, it turned out, couldn't have been better, since, for reasons I’m still unsure of, I was kicked off of the app for over half a year.) VIDEO: Double-Tap Worthy Instagrams from Celeb Foodies Since I first moved to the city a year and a half ago, I’ve expanded my culinary abilities and cook much more frequently—thanks in large part to the fact that I now have an apartment with a roomier kitchen, and live a quick five-minute walk from my local grocery store. The Best Champagnes to Pair with Chinese Takeout So, although I miss my meals being hand-delivered to me almost every other day, my less-frequent use of the app has only made us closer. Now, Seamless is the occasional treat I look forward to, instead of an unhealthy co-dependent partner. We are in love now more than ever, even if it took a bit of distance for us to get there.