According to Bustle 80% of millennials have been ghosted by someone they were dating, and while rejection is never pleasant it can be much harder to cope when someone you like simply drops you. Ghosting is very much a modern trend, and while we'd like to think we're all above it the truth is most of us have done it at some point, too. The soft ghost, sometimes called the 'zombie', and breadcrumbing (giving someone just enough attention to keep them interested) are supposedly less offensive versions of the big G. Of course, there are those who would say that watching someone slowly drift away from you is worse... Whether you're in the middle of that process, seeing them slip further and further away, or you've been completely ghosted it can be hard to know what to do.
Writers block is one of the most frustrating feelings in the world, and while there's no single way to 'cure' it, there are those who say that pushing through it is all you need to do... as if it was that easy to 'just write'. These writing prompts won't help you finish your novel, win the Man Booker Prize, or clear out that cupboard that you've been avoiding for years now... but they might just spark inspiration and get you writing again.
Self-isolationg and enforced quarantining are in force around the world, right now, and some people are coping better than others. There are those who believe that we should embrace the boredom, while others are determined to fill every single moment of their enforced isolation doing something, anything, to stave off boredom. Of course, the reasonable option is somewhere in the middle. After all, while plenty of studies and experts believe that there are benfits to being bored from time to time, there are also plenty of benefits to being busy if you're doing the right things.
Love is so often defined by what it is not in the modern world. We are taught from an increasingly young age how to recognise people who are bad for, or dangerous to, us. Lifestyle publications are filled to the brim with articles that teach us how to spot narcissists or tell whether we are in toxic relationships. In fact, we're better informed about the red flags that might show up in any relationship than we are about the signs that a realtionship is going well.
While being stood up for the eighth time this year (yes, really), I found myself flicking through a blog post about how the difference between lust and like can mess with our heads. It's short, but personal and very, very honest, and as I ruminated on the obvious hurt and confusion in the worlds while marinaitng in margarita I realise that there's something key at the heart of it.
Self-dating is set to be the hot new trend iin self-love, self-development, and empowerment. Learning to treat yourself with the same love and care as your partner is just one of the many reasons why singles should consider self-dating.