After dating for months or years, one can feel discouraged and pessimistic. Be open to meeting new people even if your friends don’t believe this is the right one for you.
Here are five tips on how to better navigate the dating scene. Make an effort to break out of the box you have put yourself in.
Maybe nothing would’ve come out of their meeting, who knows?
We are taught this lesson so beautifully in Ethics of the Fathers: Ben Azzai used to say, “Do not be scornful of any person and do not be disdainful of anything, for you have no person without his hour and no thing without its place. You may feel that you know everyone out there so what’s the point in going to this mixer or that class… Staying home and watching Downton Abbey or your favorite sports team will not help you on your quest for love. Your sarcastic remark or casual putdown just ruined it for someone else. Just because this person was not right for you does not mean that he or she would not be right for your friend.As we spoke, her friend walked over and interjected her opinion. Torah teaches us “Love others as you love yourself.” Loving yourself is not a selfish love. If you do not love and feel good about who you are, why would the person you are dating feel differently? Don’t allow the views of another to prevent you from finding love.