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As surely as you're feeling negative emotions right now, there will likely be other, more positive emotions that you will experience soon. Women aren't growing up with dreams of being Homemakers anymore, and actually I'm okay with that.

Start out by naming your emotions. You don't have to deny that you're having a hard time. The good guy can be a decent-looking guy who has a normal job, may drive a Ford or maybe no car at all works hard and does the right things. It's sad listening to their stories of screw-ups and how it's left them alone.

Some good, some bad, some weird, but none of it has really worked out. Additional giveaways are planned. You may already be doing your part. Right now I am enjoying my single-hood, sleeping around and saving lots of money in the process. At this point, it's more about continuing to take care of yourself and not getting even more discouraged by the fact that dating is still taking a bit longer than you expected.

The frustration is understandable. Patterns tend to be problematic if you find that relationships are ending for the same reasons, or that you consistently are feeling unfulfilled in a similar way. If you're feeling like you've had a series of bum relationships or no-go dates and you're at your wit's end, it might be time to take a dating break. It's nearly depressing, and I don't even care that much about it.