Dating 101 – Why Dating Sucks and Will Cost You
Let’s talk about it, the flavors, the colors, the sizes, the choices, the varying attitudes which go from 0 to 100 in less than a minute.Bipolarity is standard packaging when you finally decide to “date”. You won’t be saving any money either.If you make that jump, here are the top 10 things to expect.
1- Dating 101
Truth is that we truly don’t know who we’re dating until after the famed honeymoon stage.
Many people fall out of love for simple reasons such as a misplaced fart at the wrong place at the wrong time.
2- Work/Life Balance
Your very busy professional life will clash with your dating life.
Work, the obligatory means by which 95% of the population earns their daily bread; in 2017 and in the United States it is said that people are working more than they have in the last 50 years, many of which are professionals with jobs requiring more than a 9-5, more and more people are trying online dating because honestly there’s no time in the day to meet new people. Men and women are focused on getting their shit together and unfortunately meeting someone takes a back seat.
4- You will have to adjust having a new person to care about
If you lived alone for a while, you’re bound to become a creature of habit. As they say, old habits die hard. Imagine one of your most disgusting ticks, that thing that you do that disgusts even you! Yeah, you know it. Now imagine having to deal with someone else’s disgusting habits. Of course, you might not even know what it is until you’ve probably spent some time together but believe me it’s there and you’ll witness it.
As I said up there, dating will cost you more than you are currently spending. If money is not an issue then kudos to you! But budgeting will need to become second nature in order to manage these dinner dates and Carribean trips.
6- Decisions for two?
Making decisions is sometimes a hard process, having to make a decision about a decision is even harder. The realization that you might be making the wrong choice looms over your head like a giant exclamation mark. When you’re dating you can’t really make them on your own anymore. To some this might be great. In fact, it is most of the time, but when you’re used to making these choices on your own and now have to compromise? Damn it, sometimes it’s hard.
7- For better or worse
Some people just want the cookie, others are in for the long run. Whether or not you’re in it for the end result of sticking together when you start a new “thing”, you have to ask yourself whether you would want to have that person in your life for better or worse. Accidents happen, you might wake up one day and realize that you’re stuck with someone you had no intention of being with, or it might be the opposite, you might be overjoyed that the accident happened, for better or worse.
8- You run every risk
As a culmination of everything discussed so far, you run all kinds of risks; the main one being that you’re being used. Dating may not be a game for you but might just be for that person you’re directing your googly eyes at. If it’s still new, don’t drop all the barriers yet. Observe, learn, don’t get hurt.