We continued seeing each other while I went out on multiple first dates with other guys.
Each of these dates clarified what I was growing to adore about my husband, but at the same time the future I envisioned with him was hazy, so I was hesitant to commit.
Because we grew up expecting instant results, we are less likely to go on a second or third date if we see don’t see the whole puzzle right away, so we look elsewhere.
This creates a dysfunctional dating dynamic that prevents us from forming committed relationships.
If you think someone has real potential, at some point you need to put both feet in—or should I say both fingers in—and stop swiping for something “better.” Dating with intent to find a life partner requires effort and time to develop emotional intimacy.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Samantha earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, completing her thesis on gender differences in infidelity and counseling couples through an affair.
Samantha works in her thriving private practice in Boston, Massachusetts, as well as offers coaching services to clients near and far on Skype/phone.
The more matches, the bigger the boost of feel-good chemicals.
It’s so addicting because it works similarly to the effects of drugs, gambling and love.