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When Should I Not Date Someone?

Aug 17, 2007
Very good question! There are actually times when you should consider not dating anyone! Why, you may be wondering can't I date someone whenever I want to? Well, there are various times in a person's life that involving someone in your own personal issues or problems is not a good idea. In fact, this may create problems for the person you are trying to date. You may be wondering what instances would you not want to consider dating someone, these tips will assist you in deciding whether or not you should:

1) You're married! Absolutely out of the question for you to decide that you want to date. Married means you're committed to someone else and you should be off limits to freely date. Remember you're not single anymore! So, don't even think about dating. This would be totally unfair to the person you may consider dating.

2) Just recently divorced. You may want to consider holding off on dating until you get readjusted to single life and your new status of now being unmarried and on your own. Once you give yourself enough time to readjust, preferably at least one year, then go for it! Start dating if you want to.

3) Lost your job and place to live because of your reduced or no income. There are a lot of people that are living together because they don't have a home or job. So, the person they're dating may decide to let the other person live with them. This is not a good idea and is not a good reason to date someone! Big mistake and most couples regret this later. In most of these situations, the person that supports the person not working and without a home, begins to have resentment. They feel taken advantaged of and used because they are now the primary bread winner for the person they are dating who is no longer working. Often in these situations, the couple really doesn't know each other, and actually started living together after only a few dates. Consider giving the person you're dating another alternative of having some where else to stay instead of with you!

4) You're already dating someone you've been with for a long time. Don't date someone else if you're not willing to break off your relationship with your present girlfriend or boyfriend. You can play the field, but, let the person you've been dating know that you want to branch out and they can too. If you're not ready to do this, then don't start trying to date someone else!

5) You've just lost a loved one. It's difficult when you've lost someone you loved. So, you may want to consider waiting awhile before you start dating someone else. It takes time for your heart to start healing. You'll need time to yourself for awhile before you bring someone else into your life to date. This would not only be fair to you, but to the person you plan on dating in the future.

There are other instances that I'm sure you can think of when knowing whether or not you should start dating. Only you will know this. Dating for most people is considered an important element of their lives. When choosing to date, just remember the responsibility you have to yourself and others to ensure that you're doing the right thing, at the right time, and what will ultimately make you happy and feel good without creating problems for yourself and others along the way!
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Nocita Carter is a writer that designs websites providing informative tips at finance tips
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