D., a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in relationships and sexuality, adding that after a while it can seem unproductive and frustrating if you feel as if you’re not making good connections with people.Licensed marriage and family therapist David Klow, the owner of Skylight Counseling Center in Chicago, agrees, noting that dating is harder now than it ever has been.What joy you may have experienced in connecting with people is gone. And as far as you’re concerned, every lonely Friday night and empty Saturday is just proof that you’re fucked.Dating has gone from being something you approach with a heart full of hope and a head full of dreams to something you dread. You are going to die alone and unloved and every unanswered text is just more proof of this. “You’ve done all you can.” “You’re not doing any better.” “There’s no point”. You did things differently last time and look what happened?
Once you begin experiencing the signs of online dating burnout, it’s time to make some changes.
It feels like the voice of experience telling you that there’s no point.
It’s the feeling that you’ve been doing as much as you can and there’s nothing left When you’re facing dating burnout, you start to lose your drive.
The outcry comes from my clients, from readers who respond to my dating blogs, and from close friends who are dating. It’s hard, it’s not always fun, and it can be exhausting.
I myself had the outcry during my long tenure as a single person. The good news is that you are not alone or abnormal in feeling discouraged; it’s actually normal and often is part of the process.