A client of mine has just decided to stop online dating for a while. She was using that as her only strategy to date and she was finding that she wasn’t living her life. Just this morning, a friend told me that he wasn’t free to meet for coffee because he’d met somebody yesterday and they were going to try being in an exclusive relationship. I don’t know what you think about that, but I think meeting someone and deciding immediately to get into a committed relationship is premature… and to choose not to see friends isn’t going to contribute to the health of this relationship!
I believe that singles need to have full, rich lives so they come from a place of fullness and abundance, not from a place of loneliness and desperation. A viable, healthy relationship requires two healthy individuals.
If you’re dating, are you still spending time on self-care, nurturing friendships, learning and growing, and sharing your gifts with the world? Do you feel balanced? How do you ensure that dating doesn’t interfere with living fully? Please share your thoughts! We’d love to hear from you!