We stay in bad relationships, relationships that bore us to tears, abusive relationships and unfulfilling relationships because we're so petrified of the alternative: being single.It's the idea of not having someone that makes us settle.It's the prospect of dying alone that keeps us tethered to something subpar.Calling it “dating” is rather insulting to the once coveted — and now seemingly archaic — practice. We search for a happily-ever-after, but are afraid of actually finding it.33. A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson (@Mr Paul Hudson) has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start.
Or maybe we had a better understanding of what dating and finding a partner in life actually allows for. We believe love to be some sort of fairytale, so we wait for Prince Charming or Snow White.30. We both like our independence and hate being lonely, but since we waver between the two like a pendulum, we never manage to make dating work.39. Which is funny because half the time, this leads us to cheating ourselves.48. Maybe we were always these confused individuals creating hollow lives for ourselves. We're under the illusion that perfection is attainable, so as soon as the going gets tough, we get going. We love novelty, so we switch partners like we switch underwear.29. We think our lives suck and would rather dwell in that odd comfort self-pity allows for than actually change our lives for the better.45. We're afraid he or she is going to cheat on us, so we never put our best foot forward.47.