Hesitant about dating
Reminding yourself to stay grounded isn't the most scintillating behavior.
But I intend to make an argument for it, in favor of redefining our current dating culture. Here are five reasons why being a cautious dater is a good thing.
In my emotional closure I didn’t think I would ever be able to open up to someone ever again. She never had to say it out loud, but I knew that she saw me.
Until one fateful day when I met someone who shook up my world entirely. My ego’s first self-protective instinct was to run away and revert back to my old unproductive habits. I had to repeatedly breathe into the deeper layers of anxiety as I let myself be seen more and more by her.
As much as mainstream media would prefer you to think otherwise, the best relationships are not all sunshine and roses.
You are laying your heart in their hands and saying to them “Please be gentle with this.” And if they’re the right one for you, they will reply back (verbally or non-verbally) “I wouldn’t dream of ever being anything else to you.” When I first started dating again after an emotionally traumatic breakup, I was hesitant to let anyone get close to me.
No — but if you waited long enough to make sure he or she was trustworthy before confiding, you can save yourself some disappointment.
I believe that listening more than you speak is the key to success in most things.
Date someone who lovingly pushes you to become more who you are at your core as a person.
Date someone who nudges you outside of your comfort zone regularly and helps you level up in life.