A few months ago, I decided to take a break from the dating world. After many years spent on searching, I decided it was time to take a step back and take a little break. However, now, after taking some time to reflect and live life, I am ready to get back out there, back into the dating scene.
However, as I am trying to do so, I have run into difficulties. It’s hard getting back out there after some time away. I feel rusty, or like I need a refreshing course. If we compare the dating scene to a big game or a maze, I feel like I forgot the roles and can’t find my way out.
I don’t have the best record when it comes to relationships. This is another reason why it’s been tough for me to get out there again. This is why I needed to take this time away and figure out who I am and what I want.
Meeting new people is a nerve-wracking experience. However, we mustn’t put too much pressure on ourselves. We need to take things one step at a time, to go out there, slowly. Dip your feet in the water, and see that they aren’t that deep.
We shouldn’t think that we have to go out and meet someone immediately. Rather, we have to think of every of those night outs a chance to rediscover ourselves and gain back our confidence. It’s important to listen to what we want and desire. For example, if you wish to stay home, do it. Don’t force yourself into something you aren’t ready or wish for.
It’s okay to take it in baby steps. There is no hurry, don’t rush yourself. Listen to what your body and mind are telling you. Be patient with yourself, as it takes some time to get back on the horse. I wish you nothing but luck! I hope that my return to the dating scene, as well as yours, will be as smoothest as possible.