By Rachel Shatto Aug. And it's so exciting to see that blossom into a meaningful relationship.
But sometimes, it can feel like those awesome moments are few and far between, and all the swiping can start to feel like a chore. You've gone from single and loving it, to single and tired of dating.
Listen, I get it, I've totally been there — and the longer the funk goes on, the harder it can become or snap out of it. According to Cherlyn Chong, a dating coach who specializes in helping professional women through their breakups, feeling discouraged about dating is extremely common.
Dating apps give us an abundance of options, but we can also just end up with a whole lot of people who aren't a fit, explains Jenna Birchstrategic advisor for Plum dating app and author of The Love Gap. Whether you set a defined time of three to five days, or just decide to take a walk or a hike to clear your head, pushing the pause button on dating will give you a fresh look at the process. It also helps to remember and focus on the more encouraging things about dating, because contrary to popular belief, there is plenty of hope.
Here's what the experts say to remember. You can slow down on dating — or take a complete break.
Then take a breather, says Birch. Constantly scanning rooms and browsing apps for new dating prospects can make single life less fun.
Or just focus on one app or ghe dating. We deed Plum with built-in filters to prevent information overload and nonstop browsing, so the search is less exhausting.
That can feel overwhelming. Chong says not only is that OK, it's totally normal.
It can take years for a spark to stabilize into a long-term relationship. Success stories do happen.
There were times in my dating life where I thought love was just not in the cards for me. There really are amazing things about it that you'll probably miss if you're coupled up.
Explore all college has to offer. And enjoy being single while that is your season.
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