Have you ever walked away from a date thinking you had a great connection, only to have them hit you with a text that says, “I just didn’t feel a spark,” a few days later? What on earth happened, and how could you have interpreted things so differently? It’s only natural to get tired of being rejected while dating — no one wants to feel like they’re constantly catching feelings that aren’t reciprocated by others. But don’t be so hard on yourself to find the perfect person right now. After all, you’ve got so much to offer the world, whether or not you’re in a relationship.
Dating is unpredictable. That’s just the reality of the situation, and it makes for some pretty discouraging moments at times. If you put yourself out there, you’re opening your heart up to finding love, but you’re also creating the possibility that things won’t end as well as you’d hope. Unfortunately, rejection is just part of the dating process. It’s totally OK to feel hurt in the moment, and even to grieve the situation, but try not to let it discourage you from dating again. Just because things seem disheartening right now doesn’t mean they’ll always be that way!
Rather than getting down on yourself and deciding to swear off dating entirely, take a step back and remember these six things.