Stay Single Until You Are Ready To Put Enough Effort Into A Relationship

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Don’t enter a relationship if you have reached a place in your life where you need to focus on yourself. If you aren’t going to be able to give your person the support, encouragement, affection, and attention she deserves.

Stay single until you are ready to plan dates a week ahead of time instead of asking her to come over at the last second when you realize the rest of your friends are busy.

Stay single until you are ready to answer all of her texts in a timely manner instead of picking and choosing when you want to pay attention to her.

Stay single until you are ready to spend extra money on gas so you can pick her up from her house every weekend instead of always making her drive to you.

Stay single until you are ready to introduce her to your parents as your girlfriend instead of claiming she is just a friend even though you have already kissed.

Stay single until you are ready to compromise with her during arguments instead of whining until you get what you want.

Stay single until you are ready to open your heart to her fully instead of running away the second things get too serious.

Stay single until you are ready to look her in the eyes and tell her the truth instead of lying on instinct so that she doesn’t get mad at you.

Stay single until you are ready to treat her like a first priority instead of a backup plan who only has half of your attention.

Stay single until you are mature enough to handle everything that a real relationship entails. Until you are ready to give as much as you take. Until you can say that you care about this other person’s happiness as much as you care about your own.

Stay single until you are ready to be woken up in the middle of the night because she’s having nightmares and needs you to comfort her before she can fall back asleep.

Stay single until you are ready to go down on her for twenty minutes straight because it takes her at least that long to finish and you want her to enjoy sex as much as you do.

Stay single until you are ready to help her raise her puppy or kitten as if it’s your own child, because you consider yourself a team.

Stay single until you are ready to watch her favorite movie, read her favorite book, and cook her favorite meal even if it’s not really your taste because you know it would mean the world to her.

Stay single until you are ready to randomly surprise her with her favorite ice cream and chocolate, not because she asked, just because you felt like spoiling her that day.

Stay single until you are ready to commit to her for real. Until you are ready to kiss the single life goodbye. Until you are ready to make her your one and only. Until you are ready to give her everything she deserves and more. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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