But is reading another article about how some random chick got over her ex and it was the best thing she ever accomplished really going to help? It couldn't hurt. But really, does it ever take away the pain and anxiety you're currently facing? We sincerely hope so. Some people have even made us take a little vacation from writing about all things dating-related.
An Open Letter To Guys Who Have Given Up On Relationships
I "Gave Up" at 27—But I Should Have Earlier
I am 32 years old and I am giving up on dating forever. I had my first boyfriend at 13 — I gave it a good run. I did not arrive at this decision impetuously. I spent months critically evaluating my past relationships and overall experiences with dating. For context, I am a cis-het woman who dates men monogamously. Not in the least. Admittedly, I did have some truly memorable times with the men I courted.
Whether the man was recently divorced or has had bad experiences with women, there are sometimes reasons why guys give up on relationships completely. In some cases, guys are anti-feminist and just hate women. In nations like Japan, there are actually entire movements where guys just give up on dating entirely. In these nations, it is actually becoming a problem because the country needs enough babies to be born to support the retired population. When part of the population refuses to marry and have children, it becomes a practical problem.
I know. I should have written before. Forgive me. But I do.