Sometimes after a long stretch without being in a relationship, it’s tempting to start dating someone new just because you’re both available. You may be lonely or afraid you’ll never find that special someone to spend your life with. No matter the reason, starting a relationship with someone out of fear is accepting less than you deserve. Just because you and someone else are both single at the same time doesn’t necessarily mean you should begin seeing each other. Here are five signs you’re settling.
1. You’re restless
One sign you’re settling for someone is when you just don’t feel like you’re able to completely relax into the relationship. Something inside of you tells you the person you’re with isn’t right for you, but you push those voices aside and continue on with the relationship. You find that you’ve “checked out” and you’re just going through the motions. If it’s getting increasingly difficult to stay present when you’re with your significant other, it could be due to the fact that you know you’re wrong for each other, but you choose to ignore that nagging feeling.