After going on one or two “bad” dates, it’s normal to want to throw in the towel. It’s normal to be confused, frustrated, or even hurt. Maybe you were insulted by something your date said. Maybe your date snuck out early, leaving you with the bill. Either way, there are countless reasons why you should actually go on more dates, rather than giving up under such circumstances, and here are 10 of them.
10 Reasons Why You Should Go On More Dates
1. To strengthen your social skills
Whether your date is too talkative, uninterested, or just plain boring, you will have the opportunity to hone in on this ever-important skill of communication. The simple act of going on dates will help teach you how to navigate various other situations that may present themselves throughout your lifetime.
2. You can explore more
If you are someone who enjoys exploring all of the things your city has to offer, going on dates is a great way to do this! Instead of checking out that new cafe on your own, bring someone with you. This way, you’re checking things off your bucket list at the same time. Here are a bunch of unique first date ideas for a bit of inspiration.
3. You are free to experiment
When you’re around your friends and family, there is a certain expectation of what kind of person you should be. It’s hard to try out new self-improvement tips and tricks in this environment. However, when meeting someone new, you are completely free to push yourself towards becoming the person you have always wanted to be. Nothing can stand in your way.
4. You need to get better
As much as you may think your dates are the main problem, chances are high that you are making mistakes as well. After each date, I would suggest going home, grabbing a notebook, and taking note of all of the things you’d like to change in the future. This will come in handy later.
5. To get comfortable
Yes, it may not technically be comfortable to sit through a sexually-tension charged date in the hopes that the other person likes you in return, but this is an important part of the process. Just like any hard thing in life, the more you do it, the better and more comfortable you will become.
6. Dates help you stay busy
Let’s face it, your friends might not always be free when you want to hang out, especially if more and more of them are beginning to be in relationships of their own. By lining up dates, you will ease the pressure off of your friendships, making the time you do have with them even more valuable.
7. You can increase your chances
Just like anything in life, the more times you try something, the more likely you are to be successful. The same logic applies to dating. If you are only to go on three dates this year, how likely do you think it will be to meet your soulmate on one of them? Not very likely, I can tell you that. If you go on more dates, you will be way more likely to find a compatible partner. For more on this, make sure to check out this awesome video by Improvement Pill.
8. You might make a friend
Even if the date doesn’t turn romantic, this could end up being someone who enters your life anyway. Or, maybe you will even make an important business connection through one of these encounters. You never know! Meeting new people in general is usually a good thing.
9. You can!
Going on dates should be a privilege, not a chore. This is a very special time in your life that you may only get to do once. So treat it as the magical time that it is, and start having fun with it!
10. You just might find ‘the one’
As hard as it may be to believe, one of these times you will end up on a date with someone so special, that you will not be able to believe you almost decided to quit! And I don’t know about you, but I would go on a million bad dates, if I knew I would meet my husband on date one million and one.
So stay positive, don’t give up, and go on those dates! You never know who you’ll find at the other end of that table! But if you are in deep and need someone to talk to, you can always make use of my dating strategy sessions for some customized advice.
And you? Have you ever sworn off dating forever? Did I at least put a tiny light at the end of your tunnel? I’d love to hear all about it in the comments below!
Until next time,