Dating tests us as a person, more than we would think. It pushes us out of our comfort zone and makes insecurities and social anxieties apparent. For some people it might be easier to not date at all, but here are five reasons why you become a better person when you date.
1. Intimacy becomes more comfortable.
Being one on one with somebody can be pretty stressful. It can really be a struggle to carry the conversation on and keep things interesting. Dating helps you build those skills, allowing you to feel comfortable during intimate situations, and not freeze up or have trouble.
2. Rejection is OK.
When it comes to dating, many have fear of being rejected. Whether you don’t want to have to deal with it or be the victim of it, dating allows you to get past this common issue. It’s unavoidable, as rejection is a part of life. When dating you become able to deal more with rejection and not let it be a weight holding you down in life.
3. Flaws are Revealed.
Often times in relationships you learn a lot about yourself. Being able to acknowledge your flaws is one thing that can be done through dating. You are able to learn from prior relationships, and improve on your overall character. It may hurt to hear negative comments at first, but it overall is beneficial for yourself in the long run.
4. Settling doesn’t have to be an option.
Once you put yourself out there, you quickly learn that settling doesn’t have to be your first instinct. There are plenty people out there to meet, and the first one you see doesn’t have to be it. Dating allows you to meet different types of people with different personalities allowing you to never have to settle.
5. Acceptance is Key.
Deep down, we are all human and all have flaws. Dating allows you to meet other people and connect with them, learning things about yourself and others you may not have known.