10 Terrible Reasons To Get Into A Relationship

The one and only reason to enter a relationship is because you like the guy. If you hate the idea of spending your days on dates with him and spending your nights on top of him, then why would you call him your boyfriend? If you want to live a happy, fulfilled life, you should never enter a relationship for the wrong reasons. What are the wrong reasons, you ask? Here are 10 of them:

  1. You’re lonely. If you’re lonely, you can adopt a puppy or a kitty. You can move in with a roommate or spend the week with your parents. There are dozens of ways to feel loved. Besides, if you date the wrong guy, you’re still going to feel lonely, even when he’s sitting right next to you.
  2. You’re broke. You can’t date a guy for the free dinners. You don’t need a sugar daddy in order to live a lavish life. What you need is motivation, so you can thrive at your career and make money for yourself.
  3. You want to be saved. Life isn’t like a fairy tale. There isn’t a man out there who can save you from your horrible existence. Only you can save yourself, so stop focusing on finding a boyfriend and start focusing on improving your own life.
  4. You’re being pressured. Some parents believe that the only way their daughter will ever be happy is by finding a man. That’s why they’ll constantly bombard you with questions about your relationship status and push you to “put yourself out there.” However, you shouldn’t give into their peer pressure. Don’t date someone just to get your parents off of your back.
  5. You want to orgasm. We all love sex, but you shouldn’t pretend you’re actually interested in a guy, just so he’ll go down on you. Plenty of men will be open to the idea of a one-night stand, so just be honest with him from the start by letting him know you’re only interested in sex. If you strike out, you can always masturbate.
  6. You’re getting older. You know that your “biological clock is ticking,” so you might want to enter a relationship to pop out a few kids while you still can. Of course, you shouldn’t let any guy be your baby daddy. Don’t your future children deserve the best?
  7. He’s attractive. His good looks don’t make him boyfriend material. If he isn’t bringing anything else to the table, don’t date him. Feel free to sleep with him, but then make sure you move on to the next guy, who will actually treat you right.
  8. You want to get over an ex. Rebound relationships never last long. If you want to get over an ex, then spend some quality time with yourself in order to heal. Dating a new guy before you’re ready will only end in disaster.
  9. You don’t want to hurt him. If a decent guy asks you out, you won’t want to break his heart by rejecting him. However, you’ll hurt him a whole lot more by leading him on than by turning him down from the start. Nobody wants a pity date, anyway.
  10. You think it’s what you’re “supposed to do.” Forget society. You don’t need a boyfriend in order to be happy. Plenty of successful, fulfilled women are single. If you never find a guy you’re interested in, then there’s no reason to date.
Holly Riordan is a writer from Long Island, New York who has authored several science fiction and horror books. A graduate of Stony Brook University, she has spent nearly a decade writing for publications including Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, and more. You can find her on Instagram @hollyrio and Twitter @hollyyrio.