I don't really date. It's not like a "thing"; I'm not out on some crusade to be single. It just happens that I'm not dating, and I'm not especially going out of my way to change that. Only now, when I sit down to count it out, so I realize that I've been single for three years — because I've never once questioned myself about it. I've had bigger priorities, and in retrospect, looking back at all the weird places my life has taken me in the past few years, I can't imagine the strain of trying to keep something up with someone without limiting my options.
Over 40 and Never Been Married: Problem, or Not?
Over 40 and Never Been Married: Problem, or Not? - Christie Hartman, PhD
There is a segment of the population who has completely given up on dating and is happier for it. Sometimes this only a temporary measure for a few weeks, or sometimes this is an indefinite amount of time that could last for months or years. Nevertheless, many singles are happy being single and consider a dating hiatus to be a wonderful respite. It is not that these singles have not tried, but dating has not met their needs for one reason or another. Some people choose not to date because relationships are not their thing. Others have given up on dating because the long ritual of going on first dates is exhausting and tiring. For those who want to be in a relationship and eventually marriage, the casual dating scene of today is often discouraging, and there is very little desire to keep going on first dates.
People Who Will Never Want to Date Again (Or at Least Not For Awhile)
I met my long-term boyfriend before dating apps were a thing. As a typical millennial who basically lived on Instagram, I had no aversion to sharing my life online; I just never thought I would need an app to help me along in the romance department. After the split three years ago, I felt like a different person. I was still figuring out how I wanted to show up in the world, and I needed to figure out myself first before knowing who would be right for me. Confused and heartbroken, I decided dating apps were no place to heal.
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