Third Date Syndrome
Olly Woodford

I love this! I couldn’t agree more and had my first real ‘dating’ experience the beginning of the year and decided it wasn’t for me. So essentially, I’ve stopped dating because I’m not the type of person who can get to know more than one person at once romantically. I think it’s important to know who you are and what does and does not work for you. The struggle I find is that people are utterly terrified of jumping in, and rather keep dating multiple people to hide behind whatever it is they are afraid of. Looking at my single friends, I see men and women guilty of seeing multiple people to keep it casual, yet they all complain they can’t and want to find love. Doesn’t keeping things casual reduce one’s chances of ‘finding love.’ I think in my case it would because I turn into a stressed paralyzed mess when I’m trying to be something I’m not: in this case, someone who is capable of ‘dating.’ Nonetheless, what I take away here is that I made the right decision. I also like how you say to consider the other person’s feelings and let them decide what does and does not work for them. Wisely put. Cheers.

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