Dating fatigue

I should know — I used online dating for nearly a decade (! Many people walk away and never reach their love goals online or anywhere else because they become fed up with the highs and lows that are inherent to online dating. They don't know one another but they have a few things in common: they both love sports, have dogs, work out, are attractive, and enjoy the theater.

In our busy lives, online dating is the best chance many of us have to find a loving, lasting relationship. Whether your goal is marriage or meaningful companionship, venues like Match, e Harmony, Ourtime, and Zoosk are winning bets.

Declare out loud and on paper that giving up is not an option.

The reason love has become the holy grail of happiness is because it's not easily found and truly a path enriching our lives.

Most things worth having are worth hanging in there for.

So here are four proactive steps you can take if you’re felling totally OVER IT right now… PRESS PAUSE If dating is getting you down it’s perfectly reasonable to take a timeout. And to avoid slipping back into negative habits (AKA picking up Tinder for 20 minutes of mindless swiping) set yourself a time-frame where you’ll go cold turkey.Last month I published a post about dealing with dating disappointments, and I was overwhelmed by the response it received.So many of you reached out via Twitter or email to share your experiences.These days, nearly everyone feels chronically stressed out, stretched thin, and sleep deprived.So when it’s Friday night and time for your date, you may prefer to put on your sweats and crash on the couch for the evening—instead of trying coax a little more energy from your empty tank.