6 Reasons Why You Should Take A Break From Your Dating Apps

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Think WAY back. How long have you been sitting on dating apps, thinking your true love is going to come through? If your answer is "too long," then honey, it's time to delete, delete, delete! Okay, maybe don't delete because setting some of those up can take too much time. So rather, disable them and walk away because it's break time. Taking a break from dating apps is a necessity for a variety of reasons. Not only will it give you part of your life back, but it will also let you take a step back and really think about what you want out of a partner. Here are some other reasons you need a break from dating apps.

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You've Lost Social Skills

With all of our attention aimed towards our phones, we've lost some basic social skills. Seriously, when is the last time saying hello to a stranger in public didn't cause you to have a panic attack and rethink your whole existence? Exactly. Take away the dating apps and get back in the real world of dating. It will help your dating game and your overall social health.

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You've Become Addicted

When you're out with friends or even with your family, you're swiping through Tinder, checking your messages on OKCupid, and seeing how you're faring on Bumble. You see the problem? We know how hard it can be to quit cold turkey. So start to wean yourself off one of them at a time right this second.

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You Can Get Your Life Back

All that time you've spent wasting on dating apps is time you could have been spending on productive things. Like you know, your job, your loved ones, that fish you bought last month and totally forgot about...A break from dating apps will allow you to have more time in the day for yourself and things you actually care about.

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It's Become A Joke

If you're the kind of person who is just using dating apps as a game, then you're wasting more time than those who are actually trying to find love. Get a new hobby and move on.

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You Match More Than Talk

Say you've been using a particular dating app for six months. You have all these matches but your inbox is as dry as the Sahara. You're obviously not doing too well with it. That is a clear sign that you need to walk away now.

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Your Calendar Is Bare

Dating apps have proven useless if you have had little to absolutely zero dates since signing up. If that's the case, go ahead and clear up some space on your phone be getting rid of those apps.

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KENDRA BELTRAN

Growing up in a double wide trailer in the middle of a California desert, Kendra used her smarts to go to college. Only she didn't realize that adulthood was the next stop after graduation. Struggling to start any sort of career out of a makeshift degree, she fell into blogging. Experiencing a multitude of highs and lows on that path...she wouldn't trade it for a typical 9-5 ever. Today she spends her days writing while simultaneously going back and forth between binging Frasier and The Office.

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