It doesn't matter if you're single or happily in a relationship, it's always a good idea to date yourself.
Take yourself out to dinner, light some candles, go out to a movie, bring some flowers home, make your living space feel special, dress up in clothes that make you feel good, take yourself to a basketball game, read a book in the park, go on a trip alone, buy yourself jewelry...
Too many times we are waiting for someone else to make us happy, when we could be taking control of our own happiness. When you treat yourself well, it sets the standard for how you want other people to treat you. -
It teaches you how to love your own company and that being alone can be a beautiful experience. It teaches you that you don't have to be scared about being lonely because you know that your happiness isn't dependent on another person. It makes your relationships stronger because you stay in them for the right reasons. -
I went through a traumatic breakup years ago and I actually did buy myself a diamond ring. In that moment I decided that I wasn't going to wait for someone else to come along and do the nice things for me that I could be doing for myself. When I did meet people that spoiled me, it was an added bonus. That breakup was also the last time I held on to a relationship for too long because I was too scared to let go. -
You don't have to go crazy like I did, but you should find a way to spoil yourself in a way that makes you feel amazing. Get in the habit of dating yourself and give your future dates some competition!