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14 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Take A Dating Hiatus

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14. You’ve just gotten home from yet ANOTHER bad first date.

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That's the fourth one this month.

13. You realize you can't keep doing this to yourself.

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Building yourself up in anticipation before each date, only to be disappointed every single time. It is mentally and emotionally draining. You are exhausted. This needs to stop.

12. So you come up with a brilliant idea! You’re going to swear off dating.

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At least for a little while.

11. You’ve been dating for what seems like forever, and you’re excited to embark on this new phase of your life.

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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

10. First up, let's take down all those online dating profiles.

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You're a little apprehensive at first. After all, you’ve spent months perfecting your profile. What if “the one” decides to join OkCupid or Match.com just as you take down your masterpiece? And then you remember your last four dates. Oh yeah, we’re doing this.

9. Now it’s time to get rid of all those crushes you follow on Facebook. You know, the ones you’re only friends with because you hope they’ll see how witty and quirky you are through your fun status updates and eventually ask you to hang out?

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If it hasn't happened by now, it's never going to. Get over it and move on.

8. Have some crushes at work? Not anymore! Now they’re just Dude 1 and Dude 2 who owe you those finance reports ASAP!

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I'm sorry, what were your names again?

7. When the weekend arrives, you realize you can do whatever you want.

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No need to make plans, get gussied up, tell your life story for the umpteenth time. You don’t even have to pretend you’re interested in everything they’re saying and fake laugh all night!

6. When you do see an attractive person somewhere, you realize you don’t even care. You are at the grocery store in your baggy sweats and YOU DON’T CARE.

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Because you're not dating anymore anyway.

5. Now that your mind isn’t preoccupied with finding “the one,” you can dedicate more time to doing things you enjoy!

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Catch up on your reading, play some video games, have a weekend-long Netflix and pizza binge. Or just sleep the day away!

4. Overall, you are finding this whole experience incredibly liberating.

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This is great.

3. Without the constant pressure of worrying what other people think of you, you become reacquainted with… yourself.

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No more keeping up façades in case you need to suddenly flirt and convince someone you’re not a lunatic.

2. All this time you’re spending with yourself brings you to the very important realization that you’re pretty fucking amazing.

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Anybody would be lucky to have you.

1. With your newfound awesomeness, you know that when you do decide to start dating again, it’s going to be on your terms, and you’ll know exactly what you’re looking for...

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...but until then, just keep doing you. Enjoy!

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