Oh regret, it’s possibly one of the worst things to feel. Some people let regret take over their lives, and they can’t enjoy the present because they are continually re-living the past. What could I have done differently? How could I have changed? When it comes to dating, regret is a big deal too. There are tons of things that you can end up regretting if you let them, so here are a couple common dating regrets that you can learn to let go of.
The one that got away: When you look at others lives from the outside, it’s really easy to wish you were them or to think that they have it all. So when you run into an ex who looks amazing, has a great career and a sexy new partner, then you’ll probably feel instant pangs of regret. Why did we break up? How could I have let them go? Are thoughts that might run through your head. But keep in mind that you two were probably not meant for each other, and that you have no idea what their real life is actually like. The right person is still out there for you, and everything happens for a reason.
Sex too soon: This one’s tricky. When you meet somebody that you have crazy chemistry with, it can become seriously hard to keep it in your pants. You want to jump their bones every time you see them, and your curiosity about sex with them is almost too much to handle. So a lot of the time you cave and have sex after only a few times hanging out, or maybe even the first time you hang. Afterwards, the mystery might be gone, and you’ll wish you waited longer to go that far. In this case, there’s no point in regretting something that you can’t take back, so if you guys are meant to be, then the passion will last. If it fizzles out and you are no longer interested in spending time with them, then take it as a sign, learn from your mistake, and move on.