A little background: I'm 24 years old, and have only ever had one serious relationship, which lasted about two years and ended nearly a year ago. It was a pretty unhealthy one-sided relationship, and I guess because it was my "first love," I took it harder than most would, but the last couple of months, I have been feeling like I'm finally just about over it. Other than this guy, I have never even dated anyone else, aside from a couple group dates with guys that fizzled out before I even met my ex.
Even though I have such limited dating experience for someone my age, I've still decided that I don't really want to be dating at all this year, in part because for the most part I'm enjoying being completely on my own right now, and also just because of where I am in my life (I'm a student and will be living in a different town by September, even though I don't know yet where that will be, so there's lots of stress and uncertainty going on in my life). After spending about 6 months after the breakup wallowing in misery, lately I've been able to focus on myself and am doing things I never would have had the time to do if I was still bending my life around my ex like I used to (like learning French, taking extra classes, and raising my GPA, and working out regularly, for starters).
Anyway, I have a few friends that think I really should be "out there" and dating around a lot to make up for lost time.
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