Romantic relationships are at the forefront of conversation all the time. Whether it’s a discussion on the latest celebrity cheating scandal or a debate on who should pay the bill, relationships are a really big part of society. Personally, I’m a little tired of constantly talking about love, sex, and relationships in relation to other people.
It seems exhausting to be in a relationship and have to worry about your partner being truthful and genuine in their intentions. There’s also room for insecurity and doubt as society continues to push unattainable beauty and body standards for women and men. Knowing this, I realize that I’m definitely not ready to be in a relationship with someone else.
That doesn’t mean I’m not dating! I’m just not dating another person.
The only committed partnership I’m in right now is with myself. I’m loving myself, giving myself gifts, and taking myself out. I’m understanding how I communicate, what my love language is, and how I want to carry myself in life.
There’s power in being in a committed relationship with yourself. You get to do what you want to do without having to factor someone else into the equation. You don’t have to compromise and you can really place value on your own opinions.
There’s power in being in a committed relationship with yourself. You get to do what you want to do without having to factor someone else into the equation. You don’t have to compromise and you can really place value on your own opinions. Confidence and self-worth grows tremendously when you take some time to focus on yourself and heal internally.
Dating yourself also helps with finding joy in independence. It may feel weird, but going to a movie by yourself or eating at a nice restaurant alone provides an unmatched sense of freedom. You are able to give yourself the space to do what you truly want to do. This results in immense amounts of self-love as you spend time with you.
By actively bringing my best self into fruition, I’m preparing myself for my next relationship (whenever that may be). I’ll be able to commit and be with someone for all the right reasons instead of following society’s trends of being in a relationship just to be in one.
Are you open to dating yourself? Let us know with one of the emoji’s below or shoot me a message.
By Kyla Hubbard, Sophomore, Florida A&M University