I already know what you’re thinking- who tf actually wants to be single?! Well, probably not many, but sometimes it’s good to take some time away from dating and focus on yourself. It’s not about giving up or being “anti-man”, it’s more about understanding when it’s more important to take time to focus on yourself rather than putting your energy into someone else. If any of the below pertain to you, maybe it’s best to choose wine & Netflix as your Valentine’s Day date this year instead of a steamy hot date.
When you’re in school or looking for a job:
Why get distracted with a boy when you should be focusing on your studies and landing a job?! When I was in school, I made the mistake of dating someone and it really effected my schooling. Times when I would plan to study I’d end up getting distracted and hang out with the boyf- and it deff showed in my grades. Luckily, I’m pretty good at multi-tasking and I know where my priorities lye, but some don’t and have a hard time juggling school life and social life. If this is you, then you should probably stay away from dating for a bit.
When you’ve just gotten out of a relationship:
The is the WORST time to be looking for a boyfriend. You’re deff just looking for a rebound, which is fine for a night, but staying single for at least 3 months after you just got out of a relationship is the healthiest thing you could do for yourself. Gives you time to get back to yourself and see who you’ve become post-breakup and who knows, you’re taste and outlook on life can completely change during this time.
When you’re only doing it for a hook up:
This is something that could affect the other person. The moral of this is not to lead someone on. When you decide to go on an official date with someone you’re making it clear that you’re potentially interested in them.