Being a single parent can have massive advantages. For example, there's no fighting over the TV remote and you've got less laundry. However, if you're not single by choice then it can also be pretty lonely and boring. According to Elite Daily, there's a solution that could help you get back in the game, but it's not what you might expect.
For most of us, a relationship tends to come about when we least expect it. Suddenly the guy in accounting asks you out on a date when you didn't think he even knew your name, or you're so focused on work that dating hasn't even crossed your mind.
On the flip side, if you're actively trying to find Mr or Mrs. Right, then it can seem like there's no hope left whatsoever. Every person you meet doesn't seem quite right somehow, and you just can't bring up the energy to go for date number two. If this is the case, then you're not alone.
The answer could come in the form of a dating detox. The idea is to go cold-turkey from dating in any capacity for a specific period of time. Ditch all of the apps, forget blind-dates and simply carry on with your life as if you're perfectly happy being a party of one. Set a timescale for your dating detox too, from one week to one year - whatever works for you.
Then, carry on with all of the other important things in your life and simply let things run their course. By taking the time away, you're refreshing your outlook and giving yourself a much-needed break.
Those who have tried it vouch for it, with one woman claiming that detoxing for 180 days didn't necessarily mean that she found love when she started dating again, but that she found a new-found appreciation for being single. Rather than hating being alone like she used to, she was choosing to be single, and happily.
Sometimes we all need to take a step back and smell the roses - who knows, someone might even buy them for you. If not, buy them for yourself. You're worth it.