Are you feeling like the dating world is dragging down? Do you dread the thought of making conversation with new people, or trying to make sure you're presentable when you know there will be other midlife singles there?
You might need a break from the world of romance. Here's how a dating break can re-energize you.
First, decide if a break is really in order for you. Pay attention to your habits, emotions, and expectations.
For example, do you come home from work and immediately log on to the computer in the hopes of finding some interesting online daters to email? Do you get disappointed when you don't see new people to chat with? Is your mood dependent upon your expectation of finding someone online that day?
Or when you're with friends, do you hound them for set ups, and in doing so turn the focus of your get-togethers to your love life and nothing else?
Perhaps most importantly, are you feeling stressed out by dating? Some signs that you need a break include: