This is when it can be especially helpful to detach from social media and Facebook, which can be dangerous when you are not feeling good about yourself.
Rachel Dack is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), Nationally Certified Counselor and relationship coach, specializing in psychotherapy for individuals and couples via her private practice in Bethesda, Maryland.
If you have an online dating profile, but do not respond to any messages or go out on any dates for long periods of time, spend all of your time at the office, say no to opportunities for your friends to set you up, these are clues that you are not doing much to go after love.
When you bring a needy or desperate vibe into dating, you are likely to rush the natural flow of forming a relationship, overlook red flags and most importantly, you are likely to turn off potential partners.
You might engage in clingy behaviors, act out when someone you are newly dating doesn’t respond right away, etc.
Although it can be fun and entertaining to romanticize relationships and fantasize about this happening to you, you have to actually put effort into finding love.
Too often single individuals believe that they do not have to do much to attract a partner, which in actuality keeps them single.
Now is the time to make a commitment to only date people who you see long-term potential with and honoring yourself if the relationship no longer serves you well.