The Perks of Dating Yourself

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“I’m seeing someone, someone you know very well, and I think the relationship might turn into something real.” I wait in anticipation on the other end of the phone as my friend leaves me drooling for more information. “Who is it?” I plead.


I was elated. I listened to her story and how she took herself to a movie, “I thought about not going, but then I remembered that I was taking someone significant out and they deserve a nice date.” For someone who has had issues with her self-worth, I saw this move as groundbreaking. How come I had never thought of this?

Even if you are in a relationship, I think we could all take a lesson from this. Cheat on your significant other (I’m giving you permission). Take yourself out to a movie, a museum, buy yourself some flowers, or a cup of coffee at your local shop. Why? Because YOU ARE important and should be treated as such!

Benefits of dating yourself:

  • You will always have a good time
  • No fighting over where to eat or what to do
  • No nervous talk or worrying about what the other is thinking
  • You can dress up or dress down; they won’t judge
  • No ordering the ‘light’ meal to impress the other
  • Don’t enjoy yourself? You can ditch out without any pressure
  • You might even get lucky

Besides; if we take ourselves out more and are treated with respect, we might even raise the standard for how others treat us. You hear the term all the time, “how can you expect someone to love you if you can’t love yourself.” The phrase is famous for a reason. Confidence is our sexiest outfit and to be able to wear it on a daily basis we need to cherish our bodies and our minds. So take yourself out to a fancy meal or a fun movie! Don’t worry; you won’t have to share the popcorn!

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