16 Sad Truths About Modern Dating
Olya Kobruseva

16 Sad Truths About Modern Dating

Modern dating isn’t easy. Here are a few sad truths about love and relationships in the modern age:

“It probably won’t work out if you don’t love yourself. I don’t mean that you have to be 100% happy with yourself and super confident. It’s not: ‘If you don’t love yourself, why should anyone else love you,’ that’s toxic BS. But if you can’t accept yourself for who you are without someone else’s constant or even frequent validation, it’s very likely that that relationship isn’t going to last. Your partner is just going end up feeling like they’re constantly having to prove to you that they actually do like you and you are worth being with, and that gets really exhausting and frustrating really fast. They’re your partner, not your therapist. You need to be able to at the very least like and accept yourself. If you can’t, then honestly what you need is therapy, not romance.” — DumpstahKat

“A person can be a great person but still not a good partner for you. Never stick around because they’re such a catch.” — Bird_Brain4101112

“Closure doesn’t make feelings disappear.” — __groundhogday__

“The one or your soul mate is Hollywood propaganda. Just find someone who shares the same set of core values as you and has similar hobbies, interests, music taste, etc.” — ClownWar2022

“It takes two people 100% committed to make a relationship work. Even if one person is less than 100% in, the relationship probably won’t last.” — Actuaryba

“You don’t need a good reason to leave a relationship. No longer wanting to be in a relationship is enough reason.” — Bird_Brain4101112

“Don’t ever settle thinking that it’s just how all relationships are. You have a perfect soulmate out there somewhere for you and you just have to be patient. Don’t rush into a relationship or stay in an unhappy one just for the sake of having someone.” — CubeGET

“Physical attraction is equivalent to a salary when considering taking a job. No, it certainly isn’t the only thing to consider, but it is without a doubt the most obvious and striking aspect, and the thing that will make you overlook and ignore all the other awful parts that come along with it.” — orange_cuse

“It’s hard and takes work. Not everyone is willing to accept their partner is a whole-ass other person, not an extension of themselves.” — TheDeadMonument

“There is more than one person for you. And the person you end up with forever might not actually 100% compatible but was just close to meeting the requirements.” — hmansloth

“Whoever cares less in the relationship holds the power in the relationship. And when that happens the only way to get your self respect back is by letting go.” — IdunnoLXG

“Sometimes you are still in love with someone you no longer like.” — PM_Me_UrRightNipple

“Almost no one has actually thought about what they want from a relationship. Even less have considered what really makes a relationship successful.” — Nexism

“Once you get your heart broken, it takes awhile to build it back together.” — General-Ad3667

“You often go through multiple relationships to get your perfect lover.” — MyNameLink

“It’s not fucking easy. If you look at everyone else and think they’ve got it made, or whatever….just know you’re wrong. Everyone struggles.” — FrostedDonutHole