On dating men with “potential”

We all hope that our love will be his or her best version. Well, after a few experiences show us that our hopes don’t pan out, we wake up.

I had to ask myself what was I projecting onto another I didn’t want to experience myself. One thing was being loved.

I went on a dating sabbatical, so I could learn to enjoy my own company. I began to realize that the quality or depth of any relationship was set by how much I loved myself. I cringe saying that because it sounds so new age.

My capacity to enjoy solitude is proportional to how much I can accept and enjoy another person. With 24x7 entertainment, we are not encouraged to enjoy being alone or who we are as a person.

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