Yes, there is something like dating yourself; being in a relationship with yourself and being there for yourself.
Dating yourself doesn’t make you a selfish person, but it actually gives you a better insight of what you would truly love in a relationship and what would make you a better relationship partner.
A lot of people put pressure on themselves to find love and have a perfect relationship partner without knowing that it all starts with themselves.
These 7 reasons are reasons why you should date yourself first.
1. IT GIVES YOU A CHANCE TO APPRECIATE YOURSELF
A lot of people don’t appreciate themselves, and like they say “charity begins at home”. If you can’t appreciate yourself, you might find it difficult to appreciate someone else — and this is what dating yourself does; it gives you that opportunity to reflect and appreciate how far you have come, who you have become and who you truly are.
2. IT MAKES YOU NOT SCARED OF BEING LONELY
A lot of people are scared of breaking bad relationships simply because they are scared of being lonely. Dating yourself affords you the chance to be alone and enjoy every bit of it.
When you love and appreciate yourself, you would never be scared of leaving a bad relationship.
3. YOU BECOME A BETTER COMPANY
When you date yourself, you enjoy being with yourself (not like a loner) but like someone who understands that their company is valuable. People would enjoy being with you when they know you are a good company. Sometimes, people see you as you see yourself.
4. CAN SERVE AS A BOOST TO YOUR SELF-ESTEEM
To people who are low on confidence, dating yourself would give you the opportunity to reflect and see yourself as a better person than you previously thought. Dating yourself would make you more comfortable with yourself and in turn boost your self-esteem. A lot of people have low self-esteem because they aren’t comfortable with certain aspects of themselves. Dating yourself could correct that.
5. GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Dating yourself signifies that you are ready to take the bull by the horn rather than waiting for someone to do it for you. Dating yourself gives you the chance to leave your comfort zone and do things you wouldn’t ordinarily do; it gives you ample opportunity to take risks.
6. GIVES YOU THE CHANCE TO KNOW YOURSELF
Truth be told, a lot of people don’t really know themselves; a lot of people are swayed by their families, friends and partners that they tend not to know deeper things about themselves. Dating yourself would give you deeper knowledge of yourself and this would help you make better decisions for yourself, including partner selection. A lot of people choose the wrong partners because they fail to spot what and who is really good for them.
7. DATING YOURSELF TEACHES YOU TO BE HAPPY
Rather than waiting for that perfect partner (that hardly ever comes) to make you happy, learn to make yourself happy — and dating yourself would give you the perfect opportunity to learn to make yourself happy. When you’re a happy person, people would love you more.
Why don’t you learn to date yourself today; give yourself the chance to learn more about yourself — this is totally different from being a loner.