Earlier this week, tennis player Serena Williams declared that she's swearing off dating for the next decade.
By Alicia Harper for HowAboutWe
Earlier this week, tennis player Serena Williams declared that she's swearing off dating for the next decade. (Yep. You read that right: ten whole years without dating.)
1. Dating can be interesting. When you're single and seeking, you have the opportunity to meet new people. When you land yourself a date, you have the opportunity to embrace new experiences. And even if Date Number One doesn't lead to Date Number Two, Three, or Long-Term Relationship, you would have had an interesting experience to add to your dating diaries. And that's pretty darn cool.
2. First date jitters are actually exciting. You know that warm-and-fuzzy-butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling you get after you've secured a first date with someone that you think is really really cute, nice, and funny? You know that smile you smile on D-Day (Date Day)? You know that spark you feel when you arrive at your first date destination and you can just picture yourself having a good time? Yeah, if you give up on dating, you can kiss those things good-bye.
3. Kissing is fun. Really fun. Sure you can have a full-fledged smooching session with any 'ol body, but it's not the same as a makeout session at the end of a great date. You'll get a high from it, and if it's good enough, it'll last several days. Say it with me: ooh-la-la!
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5. Post-date dissecting makes for a pretty juicy conversation. If you enjoy dissecting text messages (down to the character!) from your crush/love interest, then dissecting a date will be like a zillions times more fullfilling. Trust me on this one.
6. Practice makes perfect. This is a simple case of the numbers game. The more dates you go on, the better you'll get at dating. And the better you'll get at detecting the dickheads. And the less likely you'll be to end up getting hurt from said dickheads.
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