Have you ever found yourself up at night, going through the past and all the things you could’ve, should’ve done differently? No, just me… ok, cool! Look, I know we all do this. We think about what we should’ve said or play out scenarios we wish we could redo. In fact, a lot of people do this especially with situations pertaining to their dating lives. Who among us hasn’t wondered what would’ve happened if we hadn’t gone home with that one person, or if we’d asked someone out earlier, before they ended up in the perfect relationship? Well, here are 6 common dating regrets that people have…
Firstly, there’s nothing wrong with having one-night stands and anyone who makes you feel like there is, is displaying serious signs of toxicity. Sometimes you just want to have a little fun and that’s ok. There’s no need to make yourself feel guilty and remember, tomorrow is a new day!
Maybe this turned into a regret because
they cheated again after being forgiven
the first time or you just struggled
to build the trust back up.
This is definitely one of the most common dating regrets, forgiving infidelity. There are a lot of reasons why you might decide to and the decision is completely down to you. Every relationship and circumstance is different. Maybe this turned into a regret because they cheated again after being forgiven the first time or you just struggled to build the trust back up. Whatever the reason, do what’s best for you.
At some point or another, we’ve all been here. Especially if you’ve been single for a while. You might have started to hear from people that your standards are too high and that’s why you’re single. This can quickly lead to settling for less, which will become one of your dating regrets for sure. When you lower your standards, it can feel like you’re telling yourself you’re worth less and that can be a real hit to your self-esteem. Remember, you’re amazing and worthy of respect!
It’s easy to go back to past events and people in your mind and decide that they’re the one who got away. Very much a ‘grass is always greener’ mentality. If this is one of your dating regrets, especially if the person you turned down has moved on and is happy, remember that every relationship is different. It doesn’t necessarily mean you’d be happy together.
There’s no time like the present to see if
you can turn this dating regret into something…
more. What’s the worst that can happen?
Similar to the previous point, if they moved on, try not to compare what you could’ve had to what they have now. If they’re still single however, well. There’s no time like the present to see if you can turn this dating regret into something… more. What’s the worst that can happen?
Last, but by no means least, one of the most common dating regrets. Of course, it comes down to a lack of communication, most problems do. I think it’s fair to say that a lot of us have found ourselves in situations where we haven’t articulated what we want. Maybe it’s because we really liked the person and hoped they’d change their mind about wanting something serious with us. Either way, it can end with finding yourself in an unsatisfying situation, which you don’t need. So, be honest about what you want!
So, there you have it! 6 common dating regrets that people have. Having regrets is completely normal, just don’t let them weigh on you too heavily. Find a way to learn from them and move forward. Yay growth!
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