It does not take a genius to realize how hard dating is these days. It’s not your typical, “I like you, you like me so let’s date”. Nope, not in today’s age I’m afraid.
There’s a lot that one needs to look out for when dating, especially for us millennials (or am I Gen-Z?), which is odd because it shouldn’t be that hard in finding a partner. Some even opt to give up and just stay single, because why bother finding anybody?
So why is it so difficult for millennials to date? Well, let me tell you:
There are certain cases in which one’s feelings are not reciprocated, and that is totally fine. But, under no circumstances should one completely ghost others without giving a proper explanation. Just because we lost interest, does not mean that we should entirely stop responding and hoping the other person gets the message.
When dating, expecting someone to be perfect and makes no mistakes is delusional. There is no such thing as a completely flawless person. Allow people to have the chance to make mistakes and grow from them. Undoubtedly, social media has led us into that toxic perception of perfection, but do not let that cloud your reality.
Side note: Making mistakes and red flags are completely different things. Learn more by reading these two articles:
- Red Flags & Ways To Break Out From A Brutally Abusive Narcissistic Relationship
Overly Eager Alert
If you’re too eager when you start dating, it’s a major turn off – and I could never understand why. You’re in a relationship, of course you would have butterflies in your tummy and would constantly think of your maybe “potential life partner”. It’s not a competition for who is able to care less or play hard to get here. What we all ultimately want is for people to actually give genuine care towards us and let us be openly vulnerable to our partners.
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