Like Yourself Enough to Want to Date Yourself

I just had Christmas with my brother’s family yesterday. He was the only family member that asked me if I was seeing anyone and I said no. I told him I was dating myself. He looked at me wide eyed and said, “Wow, I could never date myself, I don’t like myself enough to want to date me.” That really hit me, I thought everyone liked who they are, but I realize that isn’t always the case. Then his wife followed in a light-hearted manner, “I wouldn’t want to date myself either, I am terrible company.”

I was shook. I couldn’t relate. I love spending time with myself. I love who I am becoming. I am content with being by myself because I love who I am. I enjoy being alone and having time for myself, whether that be self-love days, or hobbies that I enjoy. I just love hanging out with myself. I like how I treat myself. I take care of myself. I respect myself. I love myself. I hold myself accountable. I am honest with myself. I’m happy with it just being me, I don’t need anyone else to make me happy because I am happy with being with me.

I have a challenge for you – if you don’t love who you are enough to want to date yourself, then determine why you aren’t comfortable enough to be with just you. Do you talk badly to yourself? Do you even take time for yourself to figure out who you are? Do you love yourself? Take time to discover who you are. It doesn’t matter if you are single, in a relationship, or happily married. It is never too late to make yourself happy, because truth be told, you are the only one who is able to do so. Others can bring you happy moments, but you are in control of how much happiness radiates from your core.

Love yourself enough that you would want to date yourself. Be the best version of you.

As always,
Radiate your happiness,
– Allie


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