3. Take a time out. Everyone needs that special "me" time. This is especially true when you are suffering from a burnout. Before you can connect with anyone else, you have to make time to reset and get reacquainted with yourself. Single? Why Men May Ignore You [EXPERT]
Take some time away from the dating scene and do what makes you feel good. During this time, commit to doing the things that you want to do. If you feel like going out, then go for it. If you feel like slouching on the couch in your favorite sweat pants, don't feel bad about it, even if it's a Saturday night.
The point here is to decompress from all responsibility and remind yourself that you deserve a break. This time will allow you to find a sense of comfort that is independent from anything else that you have going on in your life.
4. Make an investment. Everyone has something that they enjoying doing when they have spare time or even a new skill that they might want to learn. Take up a foreign language, a new sport, a musical instrument or some sort of business class. Whatever your investment, it needs to be something with a strong takeaway and it has to be something that you will enjoy doing. This is very important because as you progress, you will gain a sense of accomplishment, confidence and another level in which you can connect with others.
5. Make new friends. So, you have a great group of friends? Awesome, but now is the time to diversify. When you hang out with only one group of friends, things can become redundant. But because you have a great relationship with them, you get caught in the routine. This routine can translate into your dating life and be a contributing factor to your burnout.
I am not saying that you should ditch your current group of buddies, I am saying that you should expand your existing group as much as possible. When you make your investment, as listed in tip #4, you will be exposed to a different group of people. Since you will already share one common interest, take the opportunity to get to know them and maybe become friends. Eventually, you can introduce them to other friends in your circle and shake things up a little bit. Somewhere, there may even be an opportunity for a love connection. Flirting With Strangers: 3 Ways To Break The Ice [EXPERT]
Besides being a YourTango Dating Expert, J. Cameron Gantt is the Head Dating Coach at Insti(Gay)tor, a Chicago-based GLBT matchmaking agency. Need advice? Contact him directly via YourTango.com/experts or visit www.instigaytor.com for more info.