Start Avoid dating altogether

Avoid dating altogether

The other 23 give you ample time to do other vital things, like sleeping, eating, working, reading books, taking walks — you get the idea. I have a friend who lined up dinner dates on Ok Cupid every night for a while to supplement her meager grad school budget. If your pals are like, "Oh, hey Julie, how was your millionth Tinder date last night? Even if it's all in good fun, jokes like these are usually based somewhere in the realm of reality (thanks, Freud! If you're known as the serial dater among your friends, pause. Trouble is, it follows you around like a little raincloud. Bitterness is usually paired with its ugly stepsister, negativity, and with those two nipping at your ankles all the time, fat chance you'll get anything done, much less be a good date.

Call me crazy, but I don't think anyone should spend more than an hour per day, tops, on dating-related swiping, stalking or messaging. If you've gone on one too many dates, take a break.

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Whatever the reason, this article aims to give you a step-by-step guide on how to reject a date, not feel pressured or guilty by it and not lose a friendship.

Remember, you should never feel pressured into doing anything that you're not ready for!

Addressing your own feelings Coping with not dating Responding to challenges Community Q&A If you are are up to age, (everyone is beautiful, need not add it), and smart, no matter how long or how much you try to avoid dating , you are going to keep getting requests and admirers especially if you are an out-going type.

The only way not to date when you are not ready is not to avoid but to turn down requests till you feel up to it.

Sure, I knew it was a milestone age, and I had accomplished most of what I set out to do — except find love.