Dating shmating. How many of us actually enjoy the dating process? After a slew of awkward first dates, scary online dating profiles, and one too many short-lived relationship it’s easy to want to throw up the little white flag.
But before you give up, how about asking yourself where your aversion stems from? Once you know where it comes from, you’re more likely to work through the fear — and maybe even like dating one day!
You See Dating as a Means to an End
Just like when you go on a diet, the only reason you date is to see the results. But any wellness warrior will tell you, that losing weight is about changing your lifestyle.
The same goes for dating. If you really want the best outcome, you have to learn to be okay with the process itself. And that means not going on first dates simply because you feel like you must. Go on that first date because you might learn something new. Find the magic in new experiences, new people, and new places. Maybe the date will lead to a relationship, or maybe it’ll lead to something much better.