19 Things That Inevitably Happen When You Take A Break From Dating

Sometimes ya just gotta ride solo.

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Whether you just got out of a serious relationship, or maybe you haven't been interested in anyone in a long time, there are certain things that start to happen when you take a break from dating and relationships.

Sometimes we just need to be alone and figure things out before jumping back in the dating pool, which is admirable for those who easily slip in and out of relationships. 

The rest of us can barely get past a second date without something going horribly wrong. This is that moment when you quit all the dating apps and give up for awhile on finding someone. And whoever said you find someone when you stop trying is kind of a liar. 


However, one of the beautiful things about being alone is that you focus on things other than dating, like friendships and your "career" (air quotes for those of us who refuse to acknowledge we're adults).

Don't get me wrong, there are pros and cons when you stop dating, but there are inevitable things that happen to everyone when they go down this road. 

Here are 19 things that happen when you take a break from dating:

1. The independence is thrilling.

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2. Not having to answer to anyone has never felt better.

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3. All your weird single behavior returns.

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4. There's way more trashy TV on your DVR.

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5. No more pretending to be entertained when you have to sit through sporting events or action movies, especially if you aren't into that sort of thing.

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6. You realize what a queen-sized bed really means.

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7. Your favorite take-out place knows your exact order when you call.

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8. Suddenly, you have more money in your bank account.

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9. No one judges you for ordering pizza multiple nights in a row.

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10. You brunch ... and you brunch HARD.

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11. Not to mention you work harder because you're only thinking about yourself.

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12. For the most part, you have the will power (and time) to hit the gym.

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13. A girls night with all your single girlfriends is a whole different experience.

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14. You've already forgotten the name of the random guy you made out with at the bar last night.

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15. Family reunions either turn into a match-making game or 20 questions about why your last relationship failed.

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16. However, sometimes you get lonely when all your friends are coupled up.

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17. You start to worry you may actually never have sex again.

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18. You actually start to miss spooning with someone.

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19. But then you remember...

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