Not Ready for a Relationship? 7 Legitimate Reasons Why It’s Okay

Dating can be a tough nut to crack and leads many to wonder why bother. Here are seven reasons why you’re not ready for a relationship.

You see it all around you: couples in love. They share popcorn at the movies, kiss in the subway, and spam their social media with couple quizzes and photos. With all the romantic bliss and happiness that seem to fill the air, you start to wonder “Is it weird if I’m not ready for a relationship?”

There is almost a perpetual pressure from friends and family to shack you up the moment you become single. Everyone seems to have the perfect match for you in their address book and are more than willing to set you up on a blind date. Even with all the offers coming your way, the thought of being in a relationship makes you want to take a big ol’ nap.

Dating isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. More often than not it’s too awkward or nerve-wracking to be fun. Here are seven legitimate reasons why you’re not ready for a relationship right now.

Not ready for a relationship and here’s why

You’re almost used to it by now. You tell people you’re not interested in dating. They give a puzzled expression followed by one of remorse for the life you have chosen to live alone. The truth is, being single is totally cool. There is more to life than dating and getting married. These are some of the most common reasons why people are putting the kibosh on shacking up.

#1 You’ve had a bad experience. Bad experiences in romantic relationships soil your interest in having a repeat session. Common reasons for a bad experience could be anything from:

-Controlling behavior
-Bad sex
-Dealing with assault

These aren’t exactly memories laced with rainbows and unicorns. Even if Mr. or Miss Perfect is being dangled as date-worthy right before your very eyes, you think back on your prior experience and cringe.

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