I am at a point in my life where many of my friends are in long-term relationships. Many of those same friends wouldn't mind spending the rest of their lives with their current significant others. I have always been the single friend who gives everyone else advice, and while I'm a little tired of third-wheeling, I don't think I'll be in a relationship anytime soon. Here's why:
1. I am terrified to make the first move.
When I see a cute boy, I pretty much keep my mouth shut... forever. I'm not likely to ask them to even hang out as friends, nonetheless on a date. I will never make the first move... I have zero confidence.
2. Commitment is kind of scary.
Not to sound old-fashioned or generalize, but commitment isn't what it used to be. People are usually never satisfied these days, and it's scary to see something so good go south so quickly.
3. Sometimes I expect too much.
From both myself and others. I get upset when I don't receive the results I expected, too. This would be a factor in a relationship that's hard to work with.
4. My mental health hasn't been great lately.
I cried over not being able to successfully cook ground meat yesterday.
5. Feelings are dumb.
Feelings can really blind you from seeing something for how it truly is.
6. Dating apps will never be my thing.
I'm never gonna be able to message first. I'm never gonna wanna hook up and I'm never gonna be smooth enough to interact with boys on Tinder.
7. I have zero time to relax.
My schedule is jam-packed with schoolwork, regular work, and other commitments. I don't even know when I'd be able to make time for a possible date.
8. I am not a patient person.
I'm working on it, but patience is so not my strong-suit.
9. I don't know how to flirt.
?????Is there a class for this??????
10. I don't go out enough to meet someone.
The parties I do go to are with friends and friends only.
11. I'm incredibly awkward around boys.
Palms sweaty, mom's spaghetti awkward.
12. I'm not actually actively looking for anything.
It'll happen when it happens, right?