Ever get so fed up with dating and dating apps that you vow to pack it all in, for good? You are absolutely not alone. New research by dating app, Hinge UK, shows that 61percent of the app’s users there feel overwhelmed and fatigued when it comes to dating. While in India, dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble, and Truly Madly witnessed a significant boost in activity during the pandemic, regular dating can lead to what has been termed as a ‘dating burnout.’
This feeling is completely normal, says San Francisco-based Logan Ury, Director of Relationship Science at Hinge. “Dating burnout can manifest itself in different ways for different people. You might feel hopeless and worry that there is nobody out there who is right for you. Or you might want to give up dating altogether.”
DATING BURNOUT: WHAT TO DO?
If you have reached a point of dating burnout, what steps can you take?
Take a Break from Dating
“My advice is to take a break and then allow yourself to ease back in at your own pace,” says Logan. “Our mindset going into dates has a major effect on how we show up on the date, and how our match responds to us. Taking a step back gives you the time to focus on who you are, what you want, and how you would like to show up on your next date. It is a chance to slow down and invest in your mental health. Knowing who you are and what you want [allows] you to be more successful in dating and finding your next relationship.”
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