Everyone’s looking for a great bargain. I mean how good does it feel when you get something you really wanted for the fraction of the price? How about when your favorite product is on sale? The biggest shopping bonanzas center around big deals and discounts. We all fall into that “bargain” trap. What’s in the bargain bin? It’s the stuff that they couldn’t sell, stuff that’s damaged bad stuff that’s returned. Every once in a while you’ll find a gem but not typically. That’s why dollar stores and outlets are so popular … I mean why pay more when you can pay less for the same thing? Right? Right.
Now … what about when it comes to dating? Do you pick from the dating bargain bin? Are you so lonely that you’re willing to pick out of the bargain bin just so that you can have someone, anyone? Or, wait, is that dating bargain bin all there is? Especially when you’re past 35? Sometimes I wonder.
The Dating Bargain Bin
So let’s talk about the dating bargain bin. Sometimes it feels like everyone I meet is right out of a dating bargain bin, do you? Who’s in the dating bargain bin?
- people with unresolved baggage
- people with commitment phobias
- people with anti-social tendencies
- people with money issues
- people who are players
- people who use other people
- people with bad hygiene
- people who are manipulative
- people who have no life skills
- people who are divorced and marriage skittish
- people who are extremely desperate
- people who are workaholics
- etc etc …
Well, you get the idea … but think about it … once you get to a certain age, being single means something completely different than it used to be. Could it be that we’re ALL in this bargain bin? Yikes … I hope not, but, well … I think we all have issues, especially the older we get. Some more than others of course. I mean I had a whole lot of baggage to deal with after my divorce before I was ready for another real relationship. But, what happens when the bargain bin is all you’ve got? Do you settle or do you wait for something better?
Don’t Be a Dollar Store Dater!
To settle or not to settle … that is the question! You need to have some standards … know what you’re getting into. You can either set yourself up for success or failure in dating. It’s all about perspective. Date smart my friends! Although it may seem that there’s slim pickings out there in the bargain bin you don’t have to settle for less than what you want and less than what you deserve. You know who you are and what you’re worth. Be true to you. That is the secret to dating success … imagine that!
What do you think? Do you feel like you’re dating out of the bargain bin? Are you a dollar store dater? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Your Sister in Dating Bliss,
Single Dating Diva
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