Dating Detox: Is It Time For a Break From Dating Apps?
Dating can be fun. Dopamine inducing. An ego boost.
But it can also be soul sucking. Energy draining. A total drag.
If you find yourself in the second category lately, you’re not alone.
The Relationship Recess
Dating is a roller coaster — mixing butterflies with crushing anxiety.
From time to time, we all need some Dating Detox.
Yes, it’s like hitting pause on your romantic escapades to give yourself the TLC you truly deserve.
Let’s dive into the why, the how, and the occasional burst of laughter that accompanies the dating detox journey.
Is It Time For a Break?
Ever felt like you’re on a never-ending carousel of coffee dates, walks around town, and uninspring small talks?
If your love life resembles a rom-com on repeat or a blur of quickly swiped away faces, it might be high time for a dating detox.
Dating burnout is real. Recognize the signs, and consider putting your romantic pursuits on pause.
The Art of Saying No: Turning Down Dates Like a Pro
Declining a date doesn’t mean you’ve given up on love; it means you’re prioritizing yourself.
Perfect the art of saying no without the guilt trip.
Listen to your gut here. If you don’t feel excited to meet this person, don’t waste your (and their) time.
I’ve often gone a dates with people that seem nice, but that I don’t feel a connection with, hoping that mayyyybe in person something will change.
Newsflash: nothing will change in person.
You will still walk away from the date feeling meh about them, even if the date was objectively pleasant and the conversation flowing.
Keep a Dating Journal
After each date, journal about it.
What did you like about the person and how they made you feel? What seemed off?
When you’re on dating app hiatus, reach back over the old entries. Do you agree with past you? Over time you’ll start to see a pattern and being mindful about your dates will…