When it comes to dating, people love to complain. Whether you’re hopping back on the horse after a relationship or have been patiently waiting, date after date, month after month, to meet "The One," it can be tough to actually stay present and enjoy the experience of dates themselves. Is the problem dating, or is it just a matter of how we approach it?
Yes, we've all gone on really bad (or just plain boring) dates, but the bigger problem behind the "dating sucks" mentality isn’t dating itself. In my experience, it’s about the limiting thoughts we bring to the process and how we respond to them.
So, for anyone out there who has ever thought, "Dating sucks!" I’ll offer some insight as to why you may be stuck in a negative cycle—along with some advice about how to rewire your expectations and tune back in to the present experience of your dates themselves. After all, dating really is just about meeting new people and exploring the possibility of connection. Here's what might be causing trouble: