19 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Take A Break From Dating

Whether you just got out of a serious relationship, or maybe you haven’t been interested in anyone in a long time, there are certain things that start to happen when you take a break from dating and relationships.

Sometimes we just need to be alone and figure things out before jumping back in the dating pool, which is admirable for those who easily slip in and out of relationships. 

The rest of us can barely get past a second date without something going horribly wrong. This is that moment when you quit all the dating apps and give up for awhile on finding someone. And whoever said you find someone when you stop trying is kind of a liar. 

However, one of the beautiful things about being alone is that you focus on things other than dating, like friendships and your “career” (air quotes for those of us who refuse to acknowledge we’re adults).

Don’t get me wrong, there are pros and cons when you stop dating, but there are inevitable things that happen to everyone when they go down this road. 

Here are 19 things that happen when you take a break from dating:


1. The independence is thrilling.

2. Not having to answer to anyone has never felt better.

3. All your weird single behavior returns.


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4. There’s way more trashy TV on your DVR.


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5. No more pretending to be entertained when you have to sit through sporting events or action movies, especially if you aren’t into that sort of thing.


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6. You realize what a queen-sized bed really means.


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7. Your favorite take-out place knows your exact order when you call.


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8. Suddenly, you have more money in your bank account.

9. No one judges you for ordering pizza multiple nights in a row.

10. You brunch … and you brunch HARD.


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