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4 Signs You’re Burned out From Dating and Need to Take a Break
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4 Signs You’re Burned out From Dating and Need to Take a Break 

  • Dating burnout is a real thing, and it’s totally normal to experience it
  • It tends to happen when dating has finally taken its toll on you
  • It’s okay to step away from dating and come back when your heart is ready for it

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By Yvonne Mutumi Kyalo

Have you ever felt generally exhausted at any point in your life when it comes to anything to do with dating?

A couple on a date. It's normal for people to experience burnout dating. Photo: Getty Images.
A couple on a date. It’s normal for people to experience dating burnout from time to time. Photo: Getty Images.

Have you ever wanted to be by yourself, enjoy your space and do you? What you experienced is dating burnout.

Dating burnout is a lot more like work burnout. What was once fun and exhilarating becomes frustrating, overwhelming and exhausting.

Dating burnout is common, and it is just a way of telling you to take a step back and relax.

If you have never experienced it or are not sure of it, below are some dating burnout signs to look out for.

  1. Dating feels like a chore.

Dating can be hard or difficult sometimes, but it should never feel like a chore. This feeling happens when you have been dating for a while, and you are just over it.

You are constantly stressed, exhausted and you have lost all balance when it comes to dating. You don’t see anything positive in it and begin losing all interest.

Dating begins to feel like there is something in your life that’s making you uncomfortable and stealing you away from what happened.

That persistent feeling of stress or exhaustion is a sign of dating burnout.

  1. You are making excuses to avoid going on dates.

Dates are a way of getting you out there to meet new people. If you are already in a relationship, dates are a way of spending some quality time together.

Some can be special, but when you do not see them like that anymore, there’s likely to be a problem.

Does the idea of going on dates sound terrible to you? When someone asks you out, do you find yourself putting it off for weeks before you settle on a date?

If this is something that you’re struggling with, then it’s a sign that you need to take a break from dating.

  1. You’re finding a problem with everyone you date.

When it comes to dates, not everyone you meet will be the right fit for you. The fact is you’ll definitely meet someone with whom you share interests.

All the dates you go to will definitely lead you to find the right person. However, if you keep finding something wrong with each person that you go on a date with or that you’re dating, it simply because you want to find something wrong with them.

If this is the kind of attitude you have, you should definitely take a break because your interest in dating is shallow.

It would be best to walk away from the dating scene than create problems with people who would actually be a good match for you.

  1. You’ve lost all hope in finding the one.

When it comes to dating, sometimes it might take some time before you meet the right one.

This sometimes is not easy for everyone. It can make someone lose hope because of no luck.

But this should never be the case. If you haven’t found the one, be hopeful that you’ll get to meet them and keep putting yourself out there.

Losing faith may be a sign that you need to take a break and clear your mind.

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