Don't Date Him For Toxic Reasons 
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Don’t Date Him For Toxic Reasons 

Don’t date him because you feel like you have limited options. Don’t date him because you’re worried you’ll never find someone else who will love you as much as this guy loves you. Don’t date him because you feel like you should take what you can get. Don’t date him because you’re worried you’ll stay single forever unless you settle.

Don’t date him because you’re lonely, because you’re sick of being the last one in your friend group without a boyfriend, because you would take anyone at this point and he happened to be the first one to walk into your world. Don’t date him because you are convinced any relationship is better than no relationship.

Don’t date him because you’re hoping he will help you move on from your ex. Don’t date him as a distraction, as a way to find closure over an old love. Don’t date him when you are still trying to heal from what happened to you in the past. Don’t treat him like a salve. Don’t expect him to fix you, to make you feel whole again after someone else shattered your heart.

Don’t date him for the confidence boost. Don’t date him because he keeps complimenting you and liking your thirst traps and making you feel good about yourself. Don’t date him because you like how much he likes you. Don’t date him when the feelings are one-sided.

Don’t date him for the Instagram photos. Don’t date him for the likes. Don’t date him as a screw you to your exes who are following your social media. Don’t date him because he’s attractive — and only because he’s attractive. Don’t look past the flaws in his personality because it makes you feel better about yourself to walk around with eye candy.

Don’t date him because you feel guilty, because you feel like you’ve led him on, because you consider him a good guy and wouldn’t want to break his heart. Don’t date him because you feel obligated after everything he’s done for you, all the drinks he’s bought you, all the favors he’s done for you. Don’t date him because you’re worried about losing him as a friend if you say no. Don’t date him because you care more about making him happy than making yourself happy.

Don’t date him because you’re bored. Don’t date him because you have nothing better to do. Don’t date him as a placeholder until someone better comes along, someone who you actually like back, someone who you can actually picture yourself dating for the long haul.

Don’t date him because you feel pressured to be in a committed relationship at your age. Don’t date him because everyone else you know is getting engaged and you feel like you’re falling behind. Don’t date him because you want to get married and get it over with. Don’t date him because you feel like you have catching up to do.

Only date him for the right reasons. Only date him if you love him. TC mark

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Holly is the author of Severe(d): A Creepy Poetry Collection. Follow Holly on Instagram or read more articles from Holly on Thought Catalog.