If finding love is a big priority for you, then chances are you’ve taken every opportunity to find someone. But are you focusing on it too much? Too much of anything will never turn out well, and it can lead to serious burn out. If you find yourself going a little crazy on your quest for romance, you might need to take a break from the dating game for a while. Here’s how to tell if a hiatus is called for.
You don’t even care to fill out your information seriously anymore. Before, you would stress over what details to add to your profile to make you stand out. Now you throw in the minimum amount of details and more jokes. Who cares? When you did it didn’t work anyways.
Your pictures for dating profiles are pretty honest. Screw filters, screw having a full face of makeup, screw having an interesting background. You have a simple selfie of you in your place, and that’s the way it’ll stay.
When people ask you why you’re still single, you give a sarcastic answer. Going to see the family is always annoying because of this question. It used to give you anxiety, now you say you’re single because your dates keep finding your secret dead bodies at your place. Now grandma is nervous instead of you.
You’re not interested in watching romance movies. You’ve gotten so cynical about love that you just can’t watch it anymore. You know the relationship wouldn’t work in real life, and if the movie is really cute it just makes you feel alone.
You want to avoid bars and clubs like the plague. Your girls ask if you want to go out, and you are always trying to talk them out of it to stay in. Why try to have small talk with someone who probably won’t care to text back the next day when you can spend time with them?
You don’t get nervous before a first date anymore. You just don’t have much invested to be scared, or you have very low expectations. You approach it more like an obligation, which doesn’t lead to any results.
You turn down offers to be set up. Once upon a time, you would jump at every opportunity to meet someone new. “This could be it,” usually was in the back of your head. Now that voice says, “This is definitely not it” and you’re always trying to get out of it.
You don’t take online dating seriously anymore. Online dating is never about actually interacting with people anymore. It’s really just about finding the weirdest profile and showing it to all of your friends. No one can really blame you. It’s really crazy out there!
You’re getting to the point where you feel like everyone is the same. When you feel like you dated everyone then you begin to generalize, and well…give up! The thing is you haven’t but the fatigue has truly set in, or perhaps you are only dating one type of guy.
You look at pet adoption sites more than your dating apps. True love no longer looks like another human but a furry, cuddly animal. There’s no shame in it. But it may be a sign that you need a break.