It’s no wonder dating is such an emotional process. Not only do you have to contend with awkward conversations and an utter lack of chemistry, but some dates can be truly duds. And, if that wasn’t bad enough, those problems are just the tip of the iceberg.
When you meet someone you like, the stakes get even higher. All your insecurities pop up to remind you that you are competing with more beautiful, successful, and younger prospects. And, if you’ve been in a relationship or more that didn’t work out, you may fear getting involved and hurt again.
And, let’s not forget the big kahuna: the fear of rejection. Nobody is immune to rejection when dating, but you may also fear ending up alone, which ratchets the emotion meter up even higher.