Being the single friend is tough. Going to parties and having friends and families ask you if you are dating someone is discouraging. After you tell them you're single, you often hear, "You don't want to be tied down anyways," or, "Don't worry; you'll find someone."
The dating scene can be ruthless and depressing if you are that one single friend. Do not feel discouraged or hopeless if you are not getting asked out.
How do you think people would react if they could hear the way you talked to yourself in your head?
Quit internally beating yourself up for circumstances out of your control. No one deserves to feel defeated or of little worth. It is no surprise you can be your own worst enemy, but I challenge you not to be.
Stand up for yourself and approach the dating scene with confidence and faith it will all work out for your own good.
When you enter a relationship, the thrill and excitement of getting to know all the little quirks and details of that individual is consuming and exhilarating. But what happens when you're single? You often neglect or ignore the need to take the time to understand the small things that make up who you are.
Take the time to be alone with yourself. Discover what particularly strikes your interest and what things make you shudder at just the thought. Find the foods that make you happy, figure out the drinks that you should never sip and discover a new hobby that thrills you.
Take the time to love yourself. The more you can love yourself the more prepared and able you will be to love someone else.
3. Create and establish your own unique fashion style
When you look good you feel good. As cliché as it may seem, it is true. Search different styles, visit multiple stores and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. Finding a look that makes you feel good will help you exude the confidence you need to embrace the dating world again.
If things are not working out, do not be afraid to pack your bag and get out of town for a quick breather. The change of scenery may be just the thing you need to revamp and reenergize your dating perspective.
In a fascinating article published in the "Journal of Personality and Social Psychology," researchers Julia Zimmermann and Franz Neyer conducted an experiment with traveling college students. They tested how traveling affected an individual's personality.
From their research they found individuals who traveled were more extroverted and willing to talk to people, higher in conscientiousness and awareness of other people, more open to social experiences, more agreeable, more emotionally stable and extremely reliable.
Take advantage of your time alone to create an effective routine filled with healthy habits.
Fill your time with writing in a journal, cleaning your room, practicing beauty care, eating healthy and planning agendas. Stay organized and create habits that will help you feel like you are your very best version of yourself.
6. Stay off social media
Shut the screen off and avert your eyes! In a world consumed with digital media, comparing yourself to the lives and circumstances of friends and strangers is not effective or healthy for your self-esteem.
FOMO (fear of missing out) can plague and distort your view of happiness. Remember people only post their very best moments and never their inner struggles. Do not allow the screen to take away from your inner supply of confidence.
The dating scene can seem like a shark tank at times. But do not forget there are many incredible people in this world. Just like you, they are looking for someone special to share life with. All the heartache and hopeless feelings will be worth it when you meet that one special person.