Monday, December 2, 2019

Does Dating Sites Cure the Holiday Blues?

*This is sponsored post. All opinions are 100% mine.

Once again, Christmas is nearly here and once again I'm finding myself being single. Now I'm not saying being single is necessarily a bad thing but it does get a little depressing around the holidays, which has resulted in my many sleepless nights for me. When I cannot sleep, I either watch television or read a book. Unfortunately, there's not much on late night cable except for the low-budget romantic Christmas movies and the majority of my book collection is in the romantic genre so instead of reading or watching a film, I'm writing this rambling in the hopes of clearing my mind.

Why do humans have the need to be in a relationship, besides for reproducing?

Honestly, I don't have a clue to the answer. Maybe it's because we just want someone to love us for being ourselves, if that makes absolutely any sense to anyone besides me! Or maybe it's just the need for companionship; you know, someone to spend grow old with and all that jazz.

My loneliness could be easily solved if I just put myself out there and start dating. However, dating isn't as easy for me as it is for everyone else due to my anxiety and shyness issues, which is something I've talked about a few times on this blog over the years. I've tried and failed at online dating in the past, which was more or less my own fault for not making first contact with potential matches, as I've already mentioned – I'm shy, even when typing a message. Anyway, I ended up deleting my profile within a few days with the thought that there isn't anyone out there for me.

However, I've been told by a few people “not to give up” so I might have to give the online dating thing another try. And I keep hearing about couples who met online so maybe there's a chance for me after all. There question is where or not I should put a profile on the same website, Plenty of Fish, or try a different one. Trust me, there's plenty of dating sites out there in just about any and every niche you can imagine. There's free dating sites and then there's paid sites. There's international ones, such as Buckinghamshire Dating Site and Elite Singles; though I'll probably stick to somewhere closer to my location as long-distant relationships never work out, at least in my personal experiences they don't.

Believe it or not, if you do a quick internet search about the relationships you will learn a decrease risk of depression, improved sleep, and less stress are listed as benefits. Those are three of my major issues as of late. Maybe being an emotional relationship would remove the stress from life and boost my overall self-esteem. It actually sounds too good to be true. I know it takes awhile to find the right match, date, lover, etc.. and it takes even a bit longer to get to know each other.

I should probably quit worrying about finding love in 2019 as there's less than a month left and keep my heart and hopes open for next year.

1 comment:

  1. You definitely need a boost of confidence, whether it's love or not that will give it to you may be another story. I hope you find what you need in life that makes you happy, whether it is a relationship or something within yourself. (((HUGS)))