I scrolled the lists of profiles, hoping to find my mate within a reasonable geographic distance only to gradually expand my definition of a “reasonable geographic distance.” (Love knows no barriers, right?) I developed a bevy of stories about one-date exes, an entirely new category I had to make up to accommodate the people coming in and out of my life.Set up a chess or checker board and play both sides.Take your time, even consider making this a multi-day competition. Here’s a fun DY (Dating Yourself) idea: Grab some friends and head to a sports bar. Option 2: Grab some friends who have absolutely no idea what will be happening, but who will get into the spirit of things nonetheless.I had a budding professional career, a wide and fun circle of friends, volunteered with meaningful organizations, and cultivated hobbies, but I was still spending hours agonizing over finding The One.
But let go of the expectations of what those connections might be. Your sabbatical has an end date, so consider this a gentle incubation period, for the new connection and your expectations.
Listen to the playlist on Spotify: The whole 14 minutes is worth it, but if you want to get to the “DY” material, skip to . To get started with a few inspiring quotes, check out my Great Quotes board on Pinterest: Follow Dating’s board Great Quotes on Pinterest.
Do you have some boards on Pinterest I should follow? Here’s a kick I’m on right now: A healthy diet will make you feel better, bring more zest and energy into your life, make you look better and give you the energy to live a more exuberant life – all things we would want to offer a partner and If any of these are your idea of fun, but you haven’t played them in awhile because you’re flying solo…well, you know the deal on Dating Yourself: play these games for your own enjoyment! Set up space for a puzzle and work on it over the course of a week or weekend.
As evidence of my twisted sense of humor, I decided to call a moratorium on my dating life. I was going to date someone and that someone was going to be my life mate, The One and Only, the most important person in my life: Me.
I said, “six months.” From October to April, I was going to date myself. ” Things you wish a significant other did for you, but that you’ve taken it into your own hands to do? I’ll share the credit and I’d love to share it with other readers!