Last week an article on MSNBC.com from Today show contributor and sex therapist, Dr. Ian Kerner caught my eye. In it he discusses the ways anxiety and excitement play a strong role in dating, ultimately creating an "emotional seesaw" effect as daters bounce from high to low and back again. His solution to this unending and exhausting cycle is a dating detox. He writes:
Stop dating and stop worrying about it. It may be just the ticket to help you get off the treadmill and achieve a sense of calm and centeredness to get back out there from a place of strength. Put the time you would put into dating into yourself: work, friends, new challenges and goals.
I tend to agree with Kerner's solution, and in fact, I've heard many friends swear off putting themselves out there after a string of bad dates. Have you ever sworn off the pursuit of love in order to reconnect with yourself? And if so, did it work?