I was seeing a woman earlier this year. We went out on multiple dates(which she would text me afterwards saying she enjoyed it), talk nearly every day, and she even started sending me good morning texts. After a few months I told her I really liked her and have been enjoying seeing her. She responded by saying she didn’t and that she need time to herself because she was dealing with something but really went back onto dating apps the next day…I’m turning 30 in November and I’ve never been in a relationship. I always get rejected or ghosted. I was already used to rejections but now she revealed they can string me along for months before doing it even though she didn’t like me…I feel like giving up on dating. I don’t want to take the chance of getting hurt and embarrassed again. Plus the older I get the weirder it is that I haven’t been in a relationship. I’ve tried dating since what happened but it’s the usual rejections or ghosting. One woman I met she was nice and understanding but when I told her I’ve never been in a relationship and she even started questioning why stating there must be a reason but I honestly don’t know. I’m not the same guy I was when I first started dating but I still get rejected so I don’t know what exactly I do or don’t that is messing up my chances…friends keep telling me “oh your a great guy, that’s their loss if they don’t want you” but if I keep getting rejected my whole life and the only constant is me…then clearly I’m not that great. I’m already used to doing stuff on my own and being on my own, so I’m considering just giving up on dating but part of me still doesn’t want to be alone.
How do I not lose hope?
wishdog33 Asked question September 20, 2022