9 Toxic Things You Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You’re Afraid Of Being Single Forever

3. You’re Always Dating.

You only feel okay when you’re dating, seeing, or talking to someone because it means there’s a possibility of getting into a relationship. When you’re not having any romantic interactions, the fear of being single forever gets too real and so dating is used as an emotional band-aid — an instant “fear relief”.

You don’t even know if going on these dates actually yields any real result or the person you’re dating is right for you in the long run. You just want to get into a relationship first, thinking you can always deal with the more serious aspects of the relationship later.

4. You Jump from One Relationship to Another.

To you, your default state is being with someone.

After a breakup, you don’t have the habit of taking time to heal. You turn to friends and especially romantic prospects for support and comfort. You have unknowingly mastered the art of keeping your keen suitors at arm’s length and pulling them closer to you when you’re back on the market.

It’s less about who’s compatible with you but more about who’s most eager to be in a relationship with you and meets your needs best. Then, before you know it, you’re part of a new pair and your anxious feelings are temporarily shushed.