Dating can be a frustrating experience. In some cases it goes well, sometimes you meet someone you like, and they don’t like you.
Sometimes you meet a woman who really likes you a lot (way too much), and you wish she’d go away.
Sometimes you can’t get a date to save your life, and then you’ll have too many at once, and you just want some alone time. You may even feel like you need a break from the dating scene.
When you feel exhausted from all of the time, effort and money you’re putting into dating, it might be time to take a break, even if it’s only for a little while. Just to regain a sense of control over your life and to rethink your dating goals.
If you had a bad experience, you might need some time off to figure out where you’re headed. If you decide to take a break from the dating scene just because you’re tired and fed up, you can spend your “break” simply resting.
But you should also be doing some other things as well.
This time around can be spent refocusing on whatever you want to achieve by dating. What are you looking for in a woman, What are your relationship goals? Do you want to date multiple girls or find a girl you want to marry someday?
Are you just looking for someone to hang out with? You can also ask yourself why you’re dating – is it because your family or friends are pressuring you to get married and have babies? Is grandma wondering when you’re going to make her a great-grandma?
All of these things can take the fun out of dating, turning it into a task, rather than an enjoyable social ritual. If you’re in the middle of an upheaval at work in your family, this can put so much stress on you that dating becomes almost impossible.
If you need to take a break until things straighten out, that’s completely fine, and also you should not feel guilty about it. Sometimes unforeseen events can take over your life and leave you with little energy for dating.
If you pressure yourself to keep dating or get back into dating too soon, you’ll be doing yourself (and the girl your dating) some harm. Once you have dealt with the problems and questions at hand, you’ll be in much better shape to date again, and possibly find the woman of your dreams.