by Kassandra Flores
Chalk Campus Correspondent
Being in your early 20’s feels like everything is in fast-forward, from taking baby steps to adulthood to finding yourself, this is the age where we follow our passions, see more of the world, and perhaps, fall in love in between. While falling in love is such a nice feeling, it is not necessary to commit yourself in a relationship or simply go on dates especially when you think you’re still not ready. Here, we listed 6 signs that you are still not ready to take that big step in your life.
1. You want to focus more on other aspects of life.
When you are keeping yourself busy achieving your dreams and you’ve got no time to entertain anyone, when work or school is taking up all of your time and you just want to binge-watch your favorite Korean drama at home during your rest day, then maybe, dating isn't a part of your priority list just yet.
2. You keep on asking questions to yourself.
You find yourself standing in the middle of ýes’ and ‘no’ and you are constantly asking yourself if this is the right thing to do or not. When everything around you is uncertain, and you are still in the process of knowing yourself more then maybe, you’re still not ready for love, and dating could derail the momentum of discovering who you really are.
3. The idea of being in a relationship makes you cringe.
The thought of good morning texts, “Holding Hands While Walking”, and any other forms of Public Display of Affection make you cringe to death and you can’t imagine yourself being extra clingy with someone, girl, we swear it’s a sign!
4. You are building your walls up.
When someone finally gives you their time and affection but your text replies unconsciously implies, “I don’t need you" then it means, you are still not ready to open your heart. And before you even realize it, you are actually keeping people out of your life.
5. You’re scared of taking risks.
The fear of getting hurt cripples your drive to take risks. You know you are not yet ready to for a commitment when you are constantly making up scenarios in your head, thinking of what ifs instead of even ifs. This kind of mindset stops you from taking chances at love and leads you to stay in your comfort zone.
6. You simply just do not want to be in a relationship
If you don’t feel like opening your heart for someone just yet, why be in a relationship in the first place? You may be attracted to one person now but if you are still not willing to give your 100%, don’t say yes for a long-term commitment.
Ladies and gentlemen, there’s no need to rush in love! Discovering yourself more and loving yourself matter the most. The people around you may be pressuring you to find your “The One” in this age because time is running, worry not because the right person will come in God’s time. Don’t look for love, let love find you.
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