Dating can be a huge bummer, and there are times when the journey is more frustrating than fun, especially as you get older. Instead of focusing on having an enjoyable night out, you’re wondering why you can’t seem to find Mr. or Ms. Right.
To get a great relationship, you have to be willing to put in the work. But what should you do when you feel yourself giving up on love?
Don’t let your desire for love burn out! Here are 5 reasons you shouldn’t give up on love.
Love Teaches Lessons
Going through another failed relationship can be a frustrating, heartbreaking, and depressing experience. But remember that timing is everything. Just because that love is over doesn’t mean love is over for you. Instead of viewing your failed relationships as wastes of time, make a list of everything you learned from that relationship. Perhaps you learned how to talk about your feelings and be vulnerable with someone else, and maybe you learned that looks aren’t everything.
You Have the Time to Grow
Your single years are all about learning who you are and growing from each experience you go through. If your ultimate goal is to get married, why not use this time to grow and develop skills and traits that would make you a great husband or wife?
You Deserve More Than Settling
If you want to find real love, you must be willing to stick it out for your perfect person instead of settling! When you wait to find that perfect person for you, you ensure that your personality will gel.
Finding real love is about:
-Spending quality time together
-Learning the art of communication
-Sharing similar goals and beliefs
Finding real love is also about finding someone you’re attracted to, who makes you laugh, and respects you. If you haven’t found that yet, then why settle? You deserve the best relationship possible, so don’t give up on love yet. If it takes waiting a little while longer to find someone who hits all the checkmarks on your list, why not wait?
Things Worth Doing Are Rarely Easy
Think about it. The best things in life – the things that make you feel accomplished, proud of yourself, and inspired to do better are always difficult. The same can be said for finding the right relationship. Deciding to wait for someone who fulfills you instead of dating the first person who asks all because you’re lonely takes strength. It takes courage to break up with someone you love but who is ultimately bad for you. It takes effort to be patient. But you’ll be glad that you did.
It Only Takes One
I remember telling my mother I was lonely. Agonizingly lonely. And do you know what she told me?
“It only takes one.”
These magic words couldn’t be truer.
Your date last Friday sucked, and you’ll never see that guy again, but you know what?
The next guy could be the one. That next date could be the time where you feel chemistry like no other. It only takes one person to steal your heart away-and change your world. Think about it. You could meet the love of your life in a week and be with them for the rest of your life. If that happens, wouldn’t you rather look back on the time when you were single and remember that you were happy? That you enjoyed your time alone? So, don’t give up!