A serial monogamist is someone who constantly jumps from one relationship to the next. They don't really know what it means to be single.
Like most things, it comes with its pros and cons.
You’re monogamous in the fact that you are committed to the person you’re with and would never cheat. But at the same time, you probably also have a fear of taking the next step with this person and settling down for good.
If you love the idea of love and can’t imagine the thought of not being in a serious relationship, then this might be you.
Here are some important signs to watch out for:
1. You don’t remember the last time you were truly single.
You’ve been in a relationship since you first started dating, probably back in high school. When one relationship ends, it’s a matter of weeks (or even sometimes days!) before you’re in a new one. You’ve never just been on your own.
2. You recover in record time after a breakup.
You used to cry, binge on ice cream, and have a hard time dealing with a breakup. Now, you’re back on your feet in no time. You know you’ll meet someone new right away, so why sweat the loss?
3. You jump into relationships very quickly.
You tend to commit quickly without really taking the time to get to know someone. Why waste time on all the initial dating, getting to know you BS? You know what you want, and that’s to be in a couple. It almost doesn’t matter who with.
4. You’ve dated someone just because they showed interest.
Again, you aren’t picky. If someone is showing you attention, they’ll probably get yours in return. You’ll give them a shot without hesitation – just because you need a new beau. And hey, it's convenient.
5. You’re scared to be alone.
You’ve never really been on your own, and you’re not even sure if you can do it. Maybe you lack self-confidence or maybe you’re just scared of the unknown. Either way, you feel much more comfortable knowing that someone is always there to fall back on.
6. You can’t count the total number of relationships you’ve had.
You may have friends that married their high school sweetheart and have never known anything else. But you can’t even remember all the names of people you’ve dated. You’ve actually tried to write out a list and always start to draw blanks after number 20. Or was that 25?
7. You don’t know what you want in a partner.
You’ve never really had a type. You’ve dated them all – the jock, the nerd, the hipster, the poet. You know what hasn’t worked, but you aren’t really sure what you’re looking for either.
8. You don’t have any of your own interests.
Much like with your previous partners, you have no idea what you’re into. You tend to conform to whatever he or she likes, so you don’t have much of an identity of your own. And when the relationship inevitably ends, you tend to drop any gained interests as well.
9. Your friends can’t keep track of your partners.
They’ve pretty much stopped trying to remember names. They assume that you’re dating someone, but they’ve lost interest in who you’re with at any point in time. It’s just too much work.
10. You love the feeling of falling in love, but you get bored.
Once that initial honeymoon phase is over, you become uninterested. You love the feeling of getting to know someone new, going out on nice dates and feeling butterflies every time you see him or her. But once it becomes real, you’re out.
11. You hate the idea of dating.
You will do anything to avoid dating, even if it means staying with the wrong person a little too long. You hate the awkward first date and the pointless flirting. If you could have it your way, you’d skip all that and just jump right into the relationship phase.
If you're starting to sense a pattern, it might not be a bad idea to take some time to yourself.
Enjoy the single life - you won't have the chance forever!
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